Last Thursday was a wonderful, wonderful day.
The kind of day that makes all the other days worth the living.
It looked a little ordinary….
….but it wasn’t.
Not even a little.
Because you see….last Thursday….
….I went from this…..
And from this…..
It was as if a little summer plopped right down in the middle of my winter and hugged me.
And I opened my weary sweater covered arms….
….and hugged it right back.
And now I want to send a little summer to you.
So here’s a little bit of summer to make you smile.
Dancing through the open windows bringing the smell of sea breezes with it.
Wonderful, glorious, amazing summer with it’s flowers and colors and brilliant sunshine…
With it’s lazy days and hours spent reading a really good book and faded wooden planks that crackle under your feet.
Days with seashells and warm sand between your toes….
….and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore.
For just a few glorious moments….I left behind the snow and the ice and the overcast skies and the never-ending march of winter….
….for the sights and sounds of the Georgia coast.
And for sunlight that danced across the floor.
For lazy days and sunny afternoons…..
…..and the colors and joy of the beach.
I’m back in the snow now.
I think the icicles on the trees actually smirked when I pulled into the driveway.
And I know the sidewalk giggled a little when I almost slipped on the ice.
And I’m writing this post with frozen hands clutching a cup of steaming hot coffee wearing black fuzzy slippers and two-layers of warmth.
But I’m content.
I know that spring is just around the corner…..bringing summer along for the ride.
I know the snow will melt and the days will grow longer and the flowers will bloom.
I know the clouds will part and the overcast skies disappear…..
.…and the sunshine will come.
But until then….
….I’ll hold a little bit of Tybee in my heart.
PS This post was brought to you by summer and the Mermaid Cottages of Tybee Island Georgia.