Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Blessings



The weather is hot
Time spent with friends refreshing
Enjoy His blessings


This has been a good summer for me. I have a summer job. I was invited to a Fourth of July party for the first time in years. I saw my aunt and two of my cousins three days last week at a neighborhood festival. ( Three generations of women in my family singing "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Talk Dirty to Me" in the bleachers at the top of their lungs. Can it get any better than that here on this Earth?) Next week another cousin is having a barbecue, then the next another cousin her graduation party, then the next day some friends are barbecuing. I haven't had such a great summer in years.

I suppose I could complain about some things if I wanted to, I suppose. The weather has been hot and humid. The school I teach summer school at isn't air conditioned. It rained late in the afternoon on July 4. My feet hurt walking to the part where the festival was.... I haven't had a chance to go swimming yet because I've been busy.

But none of those things really mattered compared with the joy of teaching again, the laughter of friends, the voices of people I love raised in songs.... It's been awesome! I am amazed by how much I have been blessed this summer!

11 comments:

Glynn said...

All things to be thankful for. We've been to five weddings -- and for the first time have a grandchild to spend the summer with.

katdish said...

"Three generations of women in my family singing "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Talk Dirty to Me" in the bleachers at the top of their lungs. Can it get any better than that here on this Earth?"

No, I can't imagine it getting any better than that. I'm so glad you're enjoying your summer. So well deserved.

Candy said...

Smiling, Helen. It makes me happy to see you embrace your summer.

Joyce said...

This post just made me smile. Happy rest of the summer!

Rebecca on The Homefront said...

I love hearing the wonderful parts of your summer...your great attitude is contagious. :) (As is the thought of singing "Pour Some Sugar on Me" at the top of my lungs...I'm sure that was a sight to behold! ;) )

Wendy said...

Can't get the mental picture of the bleacher singing out of my head. Thanks for that. Just made my summer!

jasonS said...

Thank you for the smile, Helen! There are always things that are negatives, but we find our contentment when we are thankful for the joys in our lives. I really need to visit and go to a game with you- sounds like an experience. :)

Duane Scott said...

You should've caught those women on tape singing that. Now, THAT would've been epic.

Happy summer!

HisFireFly said...

Helen,

God is so tickled by your thankful spirit!

May the summer blessings continue to flow your way.

Bridget Chumbley said...

You brought a smile to my face. I wish I could have heard the singing! I'm so happy you're embracing the positive things in life, and that you are enjoying so many blessings, Helen.

Billy Coffey said...

So glad you're enjoying your summer, Helen. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" is the best song ever, isn't it?