The ending of summer is like turning a page to start a new chapter. The memories of what we did and how we spent our time will be something we will hold dear in the cold winter months. But with each season comes a whole new set of experiences, often unique to that season that we can cherish.
Summer was full of color this year in Tennessee as there was enough rain to keep flowers in bloom. Grasses stayed green instead of turning brown which made for scenic walks and drives. Kids rode bikes as there were plenty of warm days. The swimming pools in the neighborhood and elsewhere were packed many days as everyone outside headed for a cool water of body to try to withstand the heat.
Our pool water became quite warm, feeling more like a bath than a cold dip in the pool. But nonetheless, we used it, swimming for exercise, lounging on floaties and hanging out with friends in the water just to chat. Oh there was even a day it was raining and I found myself with a raft over my head talking to a friend that was doing exactly the same in the center of the pool! Nearby friends were laughing as we must have looked silly. But then again, summer brings out the child in all of us, from time to time.
Hoping your summer was full of moments worth remembering. Every day is a blessing so each is worth celebrating whether it is the heat of summer or the oncoming fall foliage turning colors. Savor it for it represents the best nature has to offer us. In turn, may it inspire you to make the changes you need to make so that your next chapter is worth reading!