If it were possible to fit summer into one day, yesterday would have been it. Honestly, I’m not sure if there has been a more perfect Father’s Day spent with my hubby and Dad (despite the fact that I ordered their gifts too late and so I had nothing to give them on their special day).
*insert sheepish grin*
Still, it was one of those lazy, summer days that seem to drag on forever… but not in a bad way.
I’m not sure if it’s because I’m on vacation now, so I’m taking a bit more time to smell the roses. 😉 But colors just seemed brighter. The sun felt warmer. Time slowed down a bit, and it was easier to just live.
I’m sure that the Starbucks coffee didn’t hurt anything either… 😉 Gosh, it doesn’t get any more refreshing than that! It’s as though someone bottled sunshine, happiness, and a burst of energy into a jug. (These bottled, Starbucks iced coffees are becoming a treat for my family’s get-togethers; but no one tells anyone else whose ‘job’ it is to pick some up. So we ended up with three jugs this time. Ha, ha. Sooo yummy!!).
(No, Starbucks didn’t sponsor this post; but if they want to send me free coffee, I totally wouldn’t object). 🙂
Wait, what were we talking about before I got side-tracked by coffee? Oh, right! Smelling roses…
I struggle with that a lot… slowing down and just living in the moment. I feel as though I’m doing better, but I want this summer to be all about that. Although we’ve made some fun plans for the upcoming warm months, I’m looking forward to waking up and realizing that I have absolutely nothing to do and nowhere to be for the day.
That goes against everything within my Type-A personality, but – at the same time – I’m learning to appreciate some down-time in my life. I’m realizing that there are benefits to spontaneous moments. To quiet moments. To moments that happen because they’re meant to and not because they were planned.
And this summer? I want free time for soaking toes, licking icecream cones, climbing playgrounds, grilling burgers, exploring beaches, blowing bubbles, and watching movies. Oh and water fights!
I’d forgotten how much fun it is to chase my sister around the house with a water ‘gun’. 😉 Of course, Nate saw it as an opportunity to join in the fun and drench me in return. (We’re not competitive at all). Ha, ha!
Thank goodness Brady didn’t mind sharing his Dory-inspired water toys, because we had way more fun with them than he did.
Or maybe it was a tie…
Yeah, I just have good feelings about this summer…
And if it’s as good as today was, then I think the summer of 2016 will be pretty special.