Friday, July 07, 2006

Summer Madness

Oh, dear readers, I must confess - I've been neglecting you. I think of you often. I wonder how you are. I promise myself that I'll get back to writing soon. But something has overtaken me:

Summer Madness.

Every year it hits me and every year I am surprised by it.

Summer is absolutely, positively my favorite season of the year. I love the heat, I love the clothing, and I love all the outdoor activities. If I haven't traveled all year, I am newly inspired to find some place to go. If I've traveled, I seek locations that represent the season - warm, lush and inviting. If I have new clothes, I want to wear them as soon as I get them home. If I have old clothes, I try to find new ways to wear them. Is it just me?!?

I feel alive. I feel reborn. And, by summer's end: I am exhausted! So much to do. So much to see. So many outdoor festivals to attend. I absolutely love to people watch, and it doesn't get any better than in the midst of midriff tops, low riders, couples and singles alike.

So I have been neglecting you.

I'd like to tell you that I'm growing spiritually as I loaf outside reading my favorite books, catch yet another flight to yet another place or mindlessly watch tv, but that would be untrue. Between early mornings and late nights, I pray (but just barely), read some scriptures (but not nearly as consistently as in the cooler months) and I make plans for my ministry (but mostly just enjoy the sun).

So I ask for your forgiveness and your prayers, but mostly, I hope you all are having fun, too!

How is this summer going for you?

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T.H. said...

I feel ya! Enjoy your summer and don't feel bad about it. Life is far to short. Write when you feel like it, we'll still be around. That's why there's stuff like feedblitz.

Have Fun!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with a little "summer fun"! Enjoy yourself! Relax, Relate, and Release yourself into the madness of the summer season! Because once it's gone, it's back to the cold, dreary months of the winter. As I like to call it, "introverted reflections"!;-)

Don't feel as you're neglecting us, because you're not. You're actually showing us that you are human and that you enjoy life. So, lounge outside in the sun! Catch that flight to the islands! Whatever you decide to do, have fun doing it.

Sonya Triggs-Wharton said...

Thank you all for your understanding! I have been having a good time and getting a lot of thinking done. God is good in every season and every season reveals a new aspect of His character to me. Or maybe I'm just listening better....