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Summer is the Season Where Things are Fully Grown

I’m joining today with the Five Minute Friday community of writers who write for 5 minutes about a one word prompt.

Today’s writing prompt: SUMMER

Summer smells of sunscreen, saltwater, and a hint of nostalgia. 

It sounds like cicadas singing at dusk, flip-flops flopping against asphalt, and neighbors mowing their big, green lawns. 

It looks like ice cream cones, jean shorts, sunshine, and pool days. 

Summer is the season where things are fully grown. 

It’s a time to reap the beauty from what was resting under the cool, dark blankets of winter and what slowly grew under the constant warmth of Spring’s sky showers. 

Notice the trees, greener than they’ll ever be. 

Take in the flowers, sweeter than they’ll ever smell. 

Absorb the sun, hotter than it’ll ever feel. 

Because Winter will come again and you were meant to drink in Summer’s beauty. 

Let this Summer season remind you that you, too, deserve to celebrate the progress made under the adversity and trial of those Winter and Spring seasons. 

Where do you see growth, friend? 

What fruit has grown and is ready and ripe for the picking?

Take a moment today to pause and pay attention to what’s grown within you, because small, simple progress is still progress and it deserves to be celebrated. 

I pray these words from Isaiah 43:19 would sow deep into your soul and remind you that God pays attention to the things growing within you, too.

“I am doing something brand new, something unheard of.

Even now it sprouts and grows and matures.

Don’t you perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness

and open up flowing streams in the desert.”

May you have eyes to see and ears to hear all the ways in which the presence of God is moving in your life.