Summer is a time for peace, love, soul

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments


Chaplain (Capt.) Isaac L. Shubert Jr.
715th Military Intelligence Battalion
500th MI Brigade


Summertime is the most wonderful time of the year.


“It is the stuff of dreams. When adults sit at their desks and children sit in school, they dream of summer. Summer is the time of infinite fun. The day seems to last forever, and the fun never stops. It is a time of romance, excitement and an enhanced enjoyment of life. Somehow summer never seems to last long enough. It is always over before we get a chance to fully experience its power. This is true of all things wonderful. They always seem too short.”

— From


Will Smith and Jazz Jeff created the song “Summertime” back in May of 1991. This theme song reached out and resonated with many people from all races, creeds and colors.

For many of us, it brought back fond memories of school being out for the summer, the weather being hot and people dressing more casually … a time to go visit grandma and grandpa, and for some, the time of the year to go to summer camp.

For the adults, it meant more time with the kids and not being able to watch your favorite television shows or games.

Take a minute to think of those good ole’ days and remember all the fun you had … now come back to the present.

This summer, I challenge you to have a summer filled with peace, love and happiness. Allow this summer to be one where you can sit back and unwind. Let go of the cares of the world and spend a few hours a day searching for your inner peace.

Practice some deep-breathing exercises or listen to some soft, settling music and relax your mind, body and soul. Focus on taking care of yourself.

Challenge yourself this summer that each day is a new day. Whatever happened the day before is in the past, so let it go and focus on the day ahead with a mindset of a new summer and a new you.

Take the time out of your busy schedule, daily, to experience the beauty of the Hawaii Nei. Get up and take a casual walk outside, breathe the fresh aloha air. Visit one of your favorite local beaches and marvel at the beauty and the wonders of what God has created.

Whatever you do take the time to enjoy life and nature at its best, and it will help your day be a day without stress. Exercise the aloha spirit of love everywhere you go. When you see a familiar face – or even someone you don’t know – spread the aloha spirit that dwells inside of you.

Be cordial and be kind and loving. If someone doesn’t speak to you or even acknowledge you, just continue to move on with the grace and love that God provided. Prepare for all the summer madness that goes along with summertime and let the aroma of a grill spark up your nostalgia, because it’s summertime.

Enjoy your summer and make the best of every minute.

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