(1) Consider prayerfully detaching from continuous electronic notifications. Decide how often you’ll check your mail and phone messages. Every hour? Three times a day? Every other day? Here’s a CBC discussion on this subject (first broadcast in Sept. 2014). The same episode featured an interview with Michael Harris, author of The End of Absence.
(2) On August 30 during our 10 am family service, the prayer of the people will make use of stones and water. Why not look for a small stone from a special place you visit this summer, to bring back and offer as a token of thanksgiving for the graces received during your travels or summer leisure?