If you read Sparks! on a regular basis, you know how much I love summer. Throwing on some sandals and a sleeveless dress and staking out a spot in the sun for some summer reading just can’t be beat!
This year, I’m planning to spend August taking it easy – enjoying down time with my husband, Todd, and having some fun with our new pup Winston, who recently joined our family.
The Best of Sparks!
But don’t worry, I’m not just going to hang a “gone fishing” sign on Sparks! Instead, I’ve decided this is the perfect moment to revisit some of the posts you’ve made so popular over the last six months. When I launched the blog, I never imagined the incredible response I’d get here, or that you’d share some of my posts upwards of three-thousand times. Each Friday in August I’ll highlight one of your favorites.
I’ll also be featuring some of my most popular “Ask April” videos, every Wednesday of this month. I’m aware they resonate with viewers because I continue to get regular emails about them, but I also know many newer Sparks! readers haven’t had a chance to fully delve into them. August is a great time for catching up on these, as well as for putting some of the advice into practice.
The birth flower for August is the gladiolus, a gorgeous bloom which symbolizes beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family. What a perfect emblem for the month most of us take a little time to slow down and enjoy our lives. Give yourself some space to do just that, no matter where you are in your journey. Here’s to a wonderful summer!
I’ll see you Friday with my first “Best of” post!