Summertime – Take Time To Smell The Roses

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I AM SO GRATEFUL for the time to scent the roses.

Mendacity in a hammock between two shade bushes

Or wandering by way of a multicolodred rose backyard,

Sitting quietly and communing with nature

Beholding one thing lovely in every particular person I meet.

I AM SO GRATEFUL for a stroll with no vacation spot.

A selection pair of tennis footwear cushions my ft,

Fairly plantings within the neighborhood catch my eye,

A leisurely chat offers a welcome, brief break,

And a nonchalant jogger says, “Have a pleasant day.”

I AM SO GRATEFUL for the sounds of summer season.

A bicyle beeps a warning from behind,

A tough hit baseball implants a convincing whack,

Garden mowers drone whereas chopping the grass,

And booming fireworks gentle up the evening sky.

I AM SO GRATEFUL for the lazy, hazy days of summer season.

The click on of croquet balls rebound throughout manicured turf,

The cool tingle of a root beer float satisfies a deep thirst,

Straw bonnets tug in opposition to their ribbons on a breezy day,

And barbershop quartets harmonize within the good outdated summertime.

I AM SO GRATEFUL for a stroll by way of the park.

Skateboards hum as they roll down the sidewalk,

Dwell music fills the air at an out of doors live performance,

Shrieks erupt when a Little Leaguer hits his first dwelling run,

And palms clap in unison to the beat of the band.

I AM SO GRATEFUL for stress-free underneath an oak tree.

A chicken’s candy tune murmurs in my ears,

Kids’s laughter drifts by way of the air,

Earlier than dozing off for a day siesta

I believe to myself, “It is a fantastic world.”

Excerpted from “Gratitude Works: Open Your Coronary heart to Love” by Katherine Scherer and Eileen Bodoh.

Summertime – Take Time To Smell The Roses
Author: Paul

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