Then I came across this in my Facebook feed, (You can find the source here.)
I often wonder just when did we stop doing all of the things that made summer so much fun. Did we think we were too grown up? Were we too busy?
I for one have decided that I want to get back to enjoying the simple pleasures of a childhood summer.
Yesterday, I began. It was a moody, rainy day. Perfect to sit by an open window, and read a book while enjoying the smells and sounds of a summer day. It brought back memories of days reading Nancy Drew books in my shorty pajamas.
The day seemed to drift by at a tempo I seemed to have forgotten existed.
I still love to go treasure hunting. That is what yard sales, auctions, and even walks are for. Seeing a beautiful flower can be treasure enough for me these days.
Tonight, I am going to head outside at dusk just to look for lightning bugs and listen to the cicadas. Maybe I will hear some neighborhood children playing hide and seek in the dark.
There are so many simple pleasures to be enjoyed, and most of them are free for us to take. Summer may be drawing to a close, but it's not too late to get out and bring back some simple summer days of your own.