Starting to feel Summer slipping away, again.
Kids are getting ready to go back to school.
Weather is starting to feel a little cooler.
But got to love the beautiful nature we have this time of year.
When the flowers are in bloom and the days are long.
Appreciate every moment of every day.
It's a gift from the One Above.
Some people have a bucket list of where they want to go or what they want do, extravagantly, before they die.
For others, it's about material possessions: finding the precious gems of "things" out there, and collecting, hoarding, and showing them off.
Really though, it's not the places you visit, the outrageous things you get to do, or the possessions you accumulate, but rather what positive influence you can have--even on a single life or the more the better.
That good lasts a lot longer and has much more wide-ranging impact than the momentary high of simple and selfish--my places, events, and things.
We all need to enjoy life--it's wondrous and beautiful--but perhaps not live for the empty revelry alone.
Smell the roses and enjoy G-d's gifts of life, and then get back out there and do some good stuff, won't you. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)