“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” ~ Celia Thaxter
TGSG Note: As readers of this blog will know, I am a HUGE fan of summer. In fact, I love it so much that I truly struggle with the changing of the seasons. It’s not that I don’t like fall per say. I mean I get it — it’s colorful and beautiful in its own right. But the coming of fall means that I have to say goodbye to summer for so long, and all the rich and wonderful bits of magic and play that only summer can bring. Heavy sigh.
I originally post this two years ago, and if anything, I mean it more today than I did then. Like a child getting out of school for break, summer will always hold a magical place in my heart. ~ Bethe
As summer draws to an end, I can’t help but be a little sad. I am a sunshine girl – a true lover of summer and spring. As much as I love Mother Nature, I am not fond of her winter dress nearly as much.
When I read this beautiful quote, I decided that this year, instead of being sad to see summer go, I would be grateful and give thanks to summer — celebrate its glory and let that celebration and those memories keep me warm in the cold days ahead.
10 Grateful Summer Thoughts:
- The bright burst of summer colors everywhere the eye goes
- Glorious sunsets, striped candy-colors of orange, pink, and purple
- Warm summer rains, just made for puddle jumping
- Walking barefoot through the grass, in the sand, and across warm sidewalks
- Picnics and paddle boats
- Orange popsicles enjoyed on a walk-about
- Stargazing on warm nights
- Dangling my feet off the dock
- Cookouts and volleyball games with friends
- Bright blue skies and seemingly impossible puffy white clouds. Skies so welcoming, you can hardly believe your luck at being alive and having such a day given to you.
Surely, these thoughts and sense of joy will keep me warm this winter.
What are some of the things you are grateful for about summer? I would love to have you share them in the comments section.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have some late summer fun to go enjoy. Get it before it’s gone, folks!