Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Blessings of My Life

What brings you summer refreshment? A tall glass of ice cold lemonade? Or iced tea? A big slice of ice cold watermelon? A late afternoon dip in a cool pool? A giant sized slushy? Sipping mint juleps under the magnolia tree? Haha! 

All those things have brought me much needed refreshment on hot summer days from time to time except the mint julep. Is it weird to be a southerner who has never tried a mint julep? I do have a magnolia tree. Does that count? 

But those simply refresh in that they are relaxing and cooling because I tend to sit down quietly in the air conditioning to partake. Except for the pool, of course. It's just too stinking hot to enjoy the shade of the magnolia tree as you will pass out from the humidity before you walk the 20 feet. 

What I look for these days are the things that refresh my soul. The things that make my heart happy. The things that give me renewed energy. The blessings of my life.
  • Visits from Nashville daughter and DrummerBoy
  • daily texts messages from a cherished friend
  • grandchildren
  •  a sale in my Etsy shop
  • a new creation
  • visits from friends
  • lunch out with friends
  • doggie kisses
  • someone who understands
  • daughters who love each other and show it
  • sweet memories of my childhood summers (lightning bugs, freeze tag, home churned ice cream...)
How do y'all refresh your souls in the summer time?


This post is linked to Five Minute Friday where we write for five minutes about the prompt without stopping.

The prompt this week is BLESSING.







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23 comments:

  1. Yes, in theory sitting outside under a tree does sound nice, but alas we live in the humid states so not to be. But I must see an ice cold glass of something sweet and some doggie kisses could do it for me.

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    1. I keep saying this may very well be the year the humidity kills me once and for all. I have been enjoying the ice cold lemonade inside. The doggie kisses, too. Thanks for commenting!

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  2. I like sitting in the sun it is nice even when it is cold like it is today

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    1. I like it during winter but I avoid it like a vampire in the summer. :)

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  3. Ok, you're not alone...I have never had a mint julep either :) We all have blsssings to be thankful for, we just have to sit down and think about them. Thank you Pam for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

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    1. I don't even know what's in it other than mint and I'm not a huge fan of that so...LOL Thanks for commenting and sharing! And hosting!

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  4. Yes, refreshing the soul is so important! ‪Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!‬

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    1. Isn't it nice to be able to refresh our souls? Thank you!

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  5. I love your list, Pam. I agree that nothing refreshes the soul more than our children and grandchildren. Thanks for sharing this #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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    1. Thank you! I quite enjoy the Grandmothers' Link Party!

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  6. Aww sweet list Pam! Linking up from FMF #76

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  7. A lovely idea to refresh the soul and count our blesssings. Thanks for the reminder and sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I love the Grandmother's Linky Party!

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  8. You are right, that is a great list of things to refresh your soul!

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  9. What a great way to phrase it--refresh your soul! Some of the things that refresh my soul are visits from the grandchildren, a stay at the cabin, and dinner with my sisters. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

    ~Christie

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    1. Those are lovely ways to refresh your soul! :)

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  10. Aww Pam those little blessings are the best. Having someone who understands. Is really a necessity in this life I like your leomonades too. Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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    1. I agree. If it weren't for my friends who understand and my daughters, I think I'd just be lost. Thanks for stopping by, reading, commenting, hosting...:)

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  11. We used to sing an old hymn called "Count Your Blessings". I happen to think that counting your blessings is a wonderful way to find peace and contentment. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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    1. I agree. I try to count them every day. Thank you for sharing, commenting and hosting!

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  12. Wonderful thoughts, wonderful blessings! I remember those things from my childhood too. Good memories! Thank you for sharing on the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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