As I sit here reflecting on my day and the fact that there are only a couple more weeks left in this month, I am reminded of something my mom and dad used to say to me.
As a child I used to think summer lasted forever, from the moment the last school bell rang for the year until the first time it rang for the new school year, the time in between seemed to be a child's favorite eternity. Long days of nothing to do but what the heart's desire. My parents reminded me often that my dreamer's way of thinking would change as I grew older, "just wait until you have children, then your summers will go by in a blink of an eye,"they would say,
but how, when as a child my days were endless and the end of summer was years away. But like all good thoughts as I child, we realize what our parents told us held much truth and as I became an adult and a parent, I found my parents wisdom ringing in my ears.
It seems as summer just began and my youngest just beginning her celebration of her high school graduation and now we are preparing for her first year in college and the end of this year's summer days.
As a writer, I do a lot of reflecting, from each of my days to my years of long ago, and I have learned to not take for granted those endless summer days that I remembered as a child. Each day passes with such a frenzy that we sometimes forget to step back and relish the gifts given us, we are on this earth for such a short time, each of us given a lot of time to make our time count, from the moment we take our first breath, we're one breath closer to our last, whether we're here for a day or 100 years. Our life becomes a journey....a marathon if you will... one we walk, each day is a step, each year a curve in the path, each season a mile until we cross the finish line. I hope that each of you take a moment to make the most of each summer you're given as well as every season, and that each year becomes a reflection of the love you have for family and friends and that your days remain endless and your nights are made of wander.
Happy reading y'all and God Bless