This is the time of year where abundance is everywhere. The garden is overflowing with veggies. The orchards are heavy with fruit. And, if you are like me, and preserve as much of this as you can for the winter months, there is a good chance that you are overwhelmed with it all right now. Your house is falling behind in a messy shambles. The laundry is piling up and looking like a colorful ghost standing in the corner of your hallway. You might be lucky enough to have about 80 lbs of tomatoes sitting in your library next to the bushel of peppers and zucchini.
Perhaps your toaster oven broke a couple of weeks ago, and you are still trying to figure out what model you would like to purchase next and when you will be able to get to the store to purchase it.
From all this, it is nice to take a little break with a nice cup of organic fair trade tea.
And sit at your favorite spot on the back porch to drink your hot beverage despite the near 90 degree weather.
To gaze out in front of you at the beauty that fills your backyard.
Ignoring the toaster oven that your hubby had to rush out of the house smoking and stinking of electrical burn.
Ignoring the laundry that is hanging over your head and out in the yard. It can wait.
Forgetting for a few brief moments that the grass needs cut. And the kids are inside working up large appetites.
Forgetting that the tomatoes are calling to you, waiting to be juiced and canned.
Forgetting everything. Emptying your mind for a brief moment. Letting some of the energy from the beauty surrounding you seep into your being. Recharging you for what lies ahead.
Reminding you that you can do it if you take one thing at a time. Reminding you of yourself.
Reminding you that you are not alone.
What simple things pick you up in the summer?
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