Celebrating Summers End
As our cherished summer comes to a close, we feel called to soak up every last bit of what it has to offer. To be conscious of all the simple pleasures summer brings and to let them take root in our memory bank. This is the time to have one last go at dipping our toes in the sand, to enjoy the gooeyness of a roasted marshmallow, or to nosh away at a slow picnic lunch on the grass. This is the time to be mindful of the moments - The bits that can pass by unnoticed if we aren’t living in the present.
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Dippin' dish $29.99 | Cucumbers $3.00 per bag | Peppers $4.00 per bag
If I had to pick a word for this summer, it would be ‘unpredictable’. Honestly, when I look back on it, so many plans were cancelled due to rain. The storms wreaked havoc on our town and on many of our homes. It can be easy to get caught up in the injustice of it all… but it’s times like these when I feel the need to take a step back and pay closer attention. Strangers helping strangers. Neighbour's banding together to clean the wreckage. Kids unplugging from their virtual worlds for a minute to enjoy the simpler things in life, like making their shadows dance on the wall.
After times like this, gratitude for seemingly small things makes all the difference. Little delights, like filling a vase with fragrant cut flowers from the garden.
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Or biting into a perfectly ripe and juicy tomato. One that you took the care to grow throughout the season. Appreciation for the harvest, no matter how big or small just makes the taste that much sweeter, doesn’t it?
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I don’t know about you, but at our house, we’ve been savouring every last minute of summer. Although we’re bound to pay the price for living in this lack of routine when school starts, we can’t help but enjoy some final late evenings with the kids. Summer nights are just too magical to pass up. I love this time of year when dusk settles earlier and the little ones can have some fun experiencing all of the mysterious adventures the darkness brings. Living vicariously through them is one of my greatest joys. Watching their tiny faces aglow behind a crackling fire as we share our spookiest stories, hearing their squeals of delight as they catch (yet another) firefly, or the magic of laying out on a blanket and simply watching the night sky. This is where life happens. It’s captured in moments like these.
The end of a season always seems to bring nostalgia. As we reflect back on what we’ve done and the experiences we’ve shared - we can’t help but compare these moments to similar times from our youth. We reflect and are transported, for a moment, to simpler times.
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May summers end bring you comfort and ease. May it wrap you up in its final warm embrace and fill your heart with the fondest of memories.