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Thankful for Summer

enjoy-summer Although it is May here in Colorado, the weather is still reminiscent of winter. As I write this, it is about 40 degrees, sleeting and overcast.

For a Texas girl, this is quite unusual. I can’t help but long for summer. Those three blissful months of heat and sunshine are all I can think about lately. I can’t wait for long drives with the windows down, cookouts with friends at a local park, and nice refreshing afternoons spent in a pool. But I have to stop and think:

Long drives = car

Cookouts = food

Pool = clean water (enough for me to swim in!)

As I look forward to my favorite summer activities, I am reminded that my life is so different from the majority of the world’s. I don’t feel guilty [3] (at least I try not to), but I do take a moment to stop and think about:

As summer approaches and you anticipate all the fun things you have planned, take a moment to be thankful.

They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. — Psalm 145:7 (NIV)