Many think you need money to enjoy summer. Fairs cost a lot of money. Any activity that requires payment costs a lot of money these days -- especially if you keep adding kids.
But you don't have to have money to enjoy summer blessings. And even if you don't like warmer weather you can still enjoy summer.
I enjoy sitting outside under a tree. The shade, the sunshine, the birdsong. It's all beautiful.
And I know there's beauty where you are. Getting outside will make you healthier. Going barefoot is a good thing (just don't step on sharp objects). God gives us so much beauty in the summer. Don't miss it all.
Here's a few pictures I took this morning with the iPad from my porch:
I spent some time watching it this past week, and what I found was amazing.
It is greatly loved by many birds -- doves, robins, finches. And I'm sure there are others. I don't know them all. It isn't going to be cut down until it absolutely has to be cut down. I only saw all these birds when I stopped and watched for a while.
One of the best ways to enjoy summer is to slow down and listen and look. That's it. It's good for your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
I even took a 20 second video so you can hear the sounds I hear in the morning. It is loud outside early morning here. Wow. I had to come inside to get some quiet. I love it! The video is not great quality picture-wise but you'll be able to hear the birds. Find some beauty today. Slow down. Be thankful.