“the halcyon days of the mid-1980s, when profits were soaring”synonyms: happy, golden, idyllic, carefree, blissful, joyful, joyous, contented
I have been a fiction hound this summer. I began with one of my all-time favorite authors, Rosamunde Pilcher: Voices in Summer and The Empty House. Next, and highly recommended by my reading-nut friend, Tammy, I moved on to Mary Alice Monroe’s The Beach House series. If you are interested in Monroe’s series begin with this one. (Reader Alert: PG-21)
It was in Mary Alice Monroe’s stories the term “halcyon days” kept appearing. O! yes, I was familiar with the expression but it did cause me to Google “define halcyon,” resulting in the above definition.
A period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.
Hopefully, our lives are full of halcyon days. I know mine is. Of course I have had my share of hellacious days too, and I much prefer the ones of halcyon happiness and peace!
Summer 2017 is almost a page in our history books – isn’t it? Have you intentionally had a few halcyon days? I do hope so. This summer has been a summer of trial and grief for many.
My cousin’s best friend is dying of cancer and under Hospice care.
A blogging friend was the recipient of a bad diagnosis and is undergoing chemo and radiation.
Another blogger friend lost her brother-in-law, a young husband and father of two small sons, in a motorcycle accident.
And for some this summer has been filled with idyllic days!
Life is hard and does come at us fast, amen? I cannot imagine facing each day, and the unknown, without my relationship with Jesus Christ – it is unimaginable for me. He is The Provider of peace on this journey – the One who comforts and settles me through the hellacious days and the Giver of such idyllic joy through the halcyon days.
The LORD gives His people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace. Psalm 29.11
If you haven’t made any summer 2017 memories yet – I encourage you to do so – take the time and make them. Sit on a dock. Climb a mountain or a hill. Ride a bike. Take a hike. Row a boat. Sleep under the stars. Walk a trail. Take an afternoon road trip to an unknown place. Picnic in a park.
Just make a halcyon days memory for yourself – you will never be sorry! Do share a summer memory in the comments!
This week I’ll be linking up with Inspire Me Monday, Tea and Word, Porch Stories, Coffee for Your Heart, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Tune In Thursday, Dance With Jesus, Fresh Market Friday, Glimpses of His Beauty, Salt and Light, Heart Encouragement, Thought-Provoking Thursday, Grace and Truth, Faith-Filled Friday, Seeking God, Glimpses of His Beauty.