What new creative memories will be made this summer?
The days are passing with the heat rising and kids are looking forward to summer vacation. This time of year can open the doors to adventure. Planning escapes to the pool, beach, or even mountain lakes. It’s a time for family and friends to gather for cookouts, ball games, and park retreats. The summer months offer longer days with sunny weather, and even the evenings with fireflies, campfires and smores add to the enjoyment. It’s a time to photograph those vacation memories with everyone smiling and relaxing. Children jumping into the sprinkler, dogs hoarding the kid’s pool, making a splash into the swimming pool or riding a wave into the shore at the beach, these adventures make the summer heat seem refreshing.
It’s also a time when I will say, as I have aged, I am grateful for air conditioning. To remain cool indoors as creative ideas inspire me to write. When the opportunity is not near to experience that refreshing cool down with the splash of water fun, the coolness of the indoors has become essential to aiding to the summer enjoyment.
I can remember from the excitement of the last day of school and saying to friends and acquaintances, “See ya this fall,” I knew my bike was waiting, games would be played, and I had no fear of walking barefoot in the creek. I didn’t need a cell phone or computer. Even, after graduation, and knowing I had a summer job, the creative plans were there to find coolness with water fun either with family or friends. I laugh to myself, when I remember those summer jobs of working in the fields of tobacco, picking peppers and beans, and even mowing the grass and proud that my skin reflected with a tan and showed time spent in the sun. With those memories, the experiences of summer adventures, I truly do not remember much complaining of the summer heat. I am sure there were some complaints, but the creative things about memories; we can make the choice to remember what makes us smile. Maybe that is why so much has been written on, “Making the most of each moment,” so as the memories are formed this summer, this fall we will look back and laugh, knowing we experienced those adventures of coolness with summer fun.
- 10 things to do this summer (priyamanikam.wordpress.com)