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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Looking Beyond

It’s summer and it’s hot.

But the heat does seem to make ice cream floats taste even more delicious.

Root beer floats - move aside! These Strawberry Cream Floats are sweet and creamy and irresistible and perfect for a warm day.

There are also mosquitos.

But let’s not forget about the fireflies.

the wonder of catching lightning bugs as a child...inspiring and inexpensive activities to do with your family!:

Some parents may be hearing endless cries of “I’m bored!”

Yet they can be ended with a bucket of water bombs.

Sponge Ball Water Fight via #waterfun #outdoors #kidsactivities #summer

Endless lists of mandatory summer reading may exist.

But the right book can change everything.


Life is full of opportunities to focus on the positive.

It’s true that there is beauty in seeing the glass as half full.

But it’s even more wonderful when we stop to consider how beautiful the glass itself is.

May you look beyond this week.


“So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:18


Summer said...

Love your way of seeing things... There is beauty all around us ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I made peach milkshakes yesterday! There's nothing better than a milkshake with fresh fruit! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

My motto for summer is "grateful not grumpy":):)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...


Jeanie said...

Isn't summer divine? Those waterbombs look fun and oh -- the float to die for!

Pondside said...

It is, indeed, a Beautiful Glass!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Yes! Focusing on the positive - thanks for the reminder. (The water bombs look fun! And now I want a float).

craftyles said...

So true. Love seeing the glass half full-that's how I look at things, too. Have a great week!

Celestina Marie said...

Love this post Laura. Positive in, positive out!! xo

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Excellent words and photographs.I especially liked the fireflies.

Auntie Em said...

Thank you Laura, my dear sweet friend. You have helped me sooo much this evening. <3

Stacey said...

It is a beautiful glass! Thank you for this wonderful message today. :)

Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...

Mmm. It IS a beautiful glass.


Lynn Bean said...

Thank you Laura. I will look at my day today as a beautiful glass!

Eilis said...

So true. After being home for two weeks (except one Dr. appt.) I got to get out this weekend a couple of times. I felt so much more appreciative of all the little things we take for granted that we see around us all the time!