Saturday, May 26, 2007

Potato Salad and Pool Parties

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means – the official start to summer! Okay, okay, I know there are still a few more weeks of school left. But the weather is warm and the BBQ smoke is in the air. For some reason, things just seem more hopeful, more joyful, when summer begins. It’s the payback for a sometimes long winter.

That’s how life seems sometimes, doesn’t it? The tough things, the sad things, the things that seem like hard work drag on for a long time. But the truth of it is, sooner or later, the trouble is over and life looks brighter again. Fun things are on your horizon. The sun has returned and good times are coming. It helps to remember that during the darker months.

While we sometimes wish that things were always easy, we know that’s not true. But it’s equally not true that everything will remain hard forever. So next time you have a cloudy day, either outside, or inside your heart, remember that summer’s coming. Get out your bathing suit, just to be ready, and to look forward with hope and a smile.

“As long as the earth remains, there will be planning and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” Genesis 8:22

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