Midsummer - or Litha to many pagans - is the point on the Wheel of the Year where the Sun is at its peak: the Summer Solstice. June 21st marks the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere and it is on this day that many pagans join in celebration of the power of the Sun. Traditionally, many cultures around the world have celebrated this day with feasts, dancing and bonfires - and often weddings - to joyously mirror the energy provided by the Sun at this time. Even today it is a time of thanksgiving for the Sun's warmth and light which enables the Earth to bear fruits.
This Summer season I am thankful for...
* An allotment which is growing beautifully - we are now able to eat what we have sown.
* A long holiday from school, just around the corner, in which I can focus on bringing my personal goals into fruition.
* Being situated in a place where I can see the wheel turning all around me; where the changing seasons are evident with every footstep.
* Time spent with B.
* Being a part of my own friends' celebrations of love and growth, yet to come, later in the Summer season.
What are you thankful for this Summer?