And so the weather has made itself clear. “The sun is out. The skies are clear. The leaves are green. The seas are at their bluest. The flowers are in full bloom.So, hi! Call me SUMMER!”

And to that, I respond gleefully with a HELLO. I love summer! It’s a season where you can enjoy a lot of things. Enjoy the sun. Enjoy the sand. Enjoy the sea. Enjoy the colors of the flowers. Enjoy the airconditioning unit! Ha! Basically, enjoy things you normally won’t during other seasons.

Because the sun seems to also be at its brightest, things actually seem a lot  clearer, a lot more defined, a lot more breathtaking. The things around are just naturally very pretty! Gaaah…SUMMER MAKES ME FEEL DREAMY. I can imagine sand between my toes and a flower wreathe on my head as I write this!

Thinking (dreamily) of summer reminds me of how, metaphorically, we also go through seasons in our lives. We go through fall, winter, spring and summer.

We go through fall when everything just seems to be falling apart. The leaves are blown away from the trees. The flowers are drying out. After that comes winter when it’s just cold and quiet and hopeless. And then there’s spring, when it starts becoming healthy again. You see flower buds ready to bloom like promises ready to unfold. Then finally, summer! Everything’s shiny and bright like the fulfillment of a promise.

You see, literally it may feel like summer but figuratively, you feel like your experiencing winter. Please don’t be discouraged. Seasons are cycles. After one comes another. It’s not going to be winter forever. There is always the promise of summer! And I hope that makes you excited. It will take a while so for now, keep yourself warm with that jacket and ready yourself until the sun kisses your skin.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-11




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