Friday, August 10, 2007

The Good Ole Summertime . . .


  • Pick a leaf off of a tree and study its structure
  • If you're not already a photo-buff, buy a throw away camera and snap shots of random items
  • Go lie in the grass and study the clouds in the daytime
  • Sit on the porch in the evening and talk
  • Make up a continuous story together

A mossy garden swing


* Sit on a swing and lazily glide back and forth
  • Watch the stars at night; count them; wish on the first one (nonsense that it is)
  • Stroke a purring cat
  • Play a game of fetch with Rover
  • Rent a cabin and get away from it all
  • Or . . . turn off all electronic devices and live simply


A freshwater aquarium with plants and tropical fish.


* Get an aquarium and sit for ten minutes watching your fish
  • Dig in the dirt (plant a garden, or if that's too ambitious for you, try to plant ONE plant)
  • Choose a good book and read one chapter every day
  • Climb a tree, ride a bike, take an evening walk, skip a rope
  • Get up before the sun rises
  • Learn something new this summer
  • Pick a new hobby
  • Play hide and seek in the semi-darkness with your kids


* Play hopscotch
  • Take a nighttime walk. Listen to the sounds
  • Watch the sun come up
  • Adopt a pet
  • Lose weight
  • Walk in the sand

  • Visit the ocean and play in the surf
  • Go to the mountains
  • Walk in a cold water stream

A four-leaf clover


* Look for a four-leaf clover
  • Find an unusual rock (love rocks!)
  • Write a poem, write your thoughts, write a story for your kids
  • Contact an old friend
  • Cook out
  • Go camping even if it's just the back yard

  • Volunteer
  • Plant a theme flower garden--all white, or a scented one, or a night blooming one
  • Invest in a hot tub
  • Enlist the whole family in canning a bushel of tomatoes, or peaches, or something
  • Wash your face in the dew of the morning
Dew on a spider web

* Look for all the spider webs with early morning dew on them. They're easy to spot!



Rain on an umbrella
* Walk in the rain

  • Love lots
  • Walk down your street; wave and speak to everyone you see
  • Plan a garden party
  • Have a themed grill-out
AND . . . enjoy the summer. Autumn will soon be here.



Quote:
Line by line, moment by moment, special times are etched into our memories in the permanent ink of everlasting love in our relationships. --Gloria Gaither


Blessings

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