Blog Your Blessings: Late Summer Sun

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This week's blessing: the warmth of the September sun.

I was out for a walk with a friend the other day, and I could feel the warmth of the late summer heat warming my head, my neck, back, my shoulders. It felt like an embrace as I wandered around some lovely gardens and through an empty field and enjoyed the gentle light and the deep, cool shadows of late summer.

I thought how simple and beautiful life can be and so very often is. And I thought how fortunate I am to be able to say that. I have my daughter, my family, my very dear friends, a good job, a modest yet comfortable life...No natural disasters, diseases, no crime or poverty, no big problem of any kind creating a stumbling block for me. Not right now.

Right now I can step out at the end of the day and enjoy the sun because it's there and I choose to be there, too. It's simple, beautiful, good. It's all good. And it's enough.

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  1. I learn so much from you. You are so humble. Thank you for your constant reminders of what we have that is positive and God given in this world.

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  2. Thank you (bless you!) for sharing that bit of sunshine. We're still looking at pouring rain, but I'm trying to be thankful for it, remembering others who might be enduring a drought.

    At least I have my roses and sunflowers to enjoy! Thanks for always sharing the good things.
    :-)

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  3. A very good perspective and way of basking in life.

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  4. Your life has been very blessed! This is a beautiful shot!

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  5. I don't know if its a blessing to have too much summer sun here in So. California. We have 3 digits temperature since the month of May. Been praying for rain but there is no rain in sight. The late summer sun continus to scorch.
    Well, I've got to be thankful come what may.

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  6. Thank you for sharing that day in the sun with me! It was as special as you describe!

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  7. Very nicely stated Sandy. I hope you continue to enjoy these blessings. Pappy

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  8. I love my walks at this time of year, too. It's beautiful out (well, not here right now because Hanna is starting to move in...)

    And 'fess up - those gladiolus aren't current are they? Mine are long gone...and oh how I miss them. They were beautiful this year.

    Peace - D

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  9. Splendid post, Sandy. You are always very positive.

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  10. Anonymous2:12 AM

    what an inspiring post. pretty pic of a pretty flower, too, sandy! :)

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  11. Thank you for sharing your beautiful day and the beautiful flower.

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  12. You have a very nice blog as well it always make me feel good.
    Thanks!

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  13. ahhh Sandy I did see your SWF and LOVED it I think so far this week the photo you have is my favorite... I am glad to now know which face goes with the photo. Love the photo today too I had a plant like it last year but this year none of mine have bloomed its been too dry here.
    Have a great Saturday!
    Laura

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  14. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Amen to that, sister!

    Love "the finger of God" in your SWF photo.

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  15. Sandy, how wonderful it is to have freedom in our lives. Simply to be who we are. Beautiful and very thoughtful post!

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  16. Glads? One of my favorites! Great post! I have posted several more photos when you have time to swing by...might have to scroll down tho! lol
    Have a nice weekend!

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  17. Anonymous11:26 AM

    So true-you have inspired me to be more thankful for my many blessings! Oh if we could just concentrate on the good-what a different world it would be.

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  18. Riverpoet,
    Those glads are last week's vintage! Truly. Not mine--but nearby!

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  19. Anonymous4:44 PM

    What a lovely blessing Just to be :) And it is a wonderful time of year isn't it :) My blessing is now up. Stop by if you have a moment :)

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  20. A lovely post Sandy!

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  21. Hello !

    Elle GRANDE cette fleur.

    Jolie photo !

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  22. You inspire me. That's all I have to say about that:)

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  23. Hollyhocks? It's always great to pause and be thankful for what we have and when you start listing it's usually a lot. :)

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  24. It sounds you have a good life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It´s alaways fun to enjoy that elusive september light, whenever it chooses to come around.

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  25. And we must never take the good things and good people in our lives for granted. You've shared such an important message here Sandy, wrapped in your flowing, fluent words. GORGEOUS photo too.

    Thanks for all your wonderful work Sandy, I am honored to know you.

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  26. A perfect and simple blessing... and one that I hope stays the same until you're blessing become the October sun... and so on... and so on... ad infinitum! All the very best!

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  27. Your last three words say it all!!!!!!!

    Mine is finally up -- blogger was giving me problems uploading photo.

    Paulie

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  28. You really are blessed! And thanks for reminding me that it's the simple things that bless us.

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  29. I like the way describe the sun as an embrace.

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  30. This was beautifully expressed. Each time I step out the door and go for a walk I consider it a small blessing.

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