Today I spent most of the day outside. A perfect breeze played through the trees and offered a much welcome reprieve from the heat. The water below wound through its path in a peaceful lullaby. Birds sang their glorious and diverse songs. I heard music all around me.
A picnic lunch and ice water to stay hydrated, a notebook with a pen. I wrote to my heart’s content, and just sat and took it all in. It was the perfect afternoon.
On days like this I wonder why I don’t incorporate more of this into my everyday life. I suppose that’s what I was trying to do. I need the peaceful environment to wind down and relax. To let my worries go as my thoughts bleed out onto a page.
I love each of the seasons because they each offer something different and lovely. Summer holds those days that somehow seem to cement themselves in time. The moment stops and time stands still. We’re held breathless in a moment, unsure where we’ve been or where we’re going, but all that matters is where we are right now.
I’m so thankful for days like these and the freedom to take advantage of them. Days like this fill my heart with peace and joy, and I’m thankful to be alive. I want to seize more of these opportunities in the future, and especially while summer still remains.
How was your day today?