Sometimes I get lured into thinking that the only cozy seasons are fall and winter.
For example, this morning as I poured myself a hot cup of coffee, I realized (with a bit of sadness) that with the onset of summer, my cozy morning routine of relaxing with a hot cup of coffee was soon going to disappear. New England summers in historic farmhouses don’t necessarily come with the luxuries of central air conditioning! So, as you can imagine, hot cups of coffee don’t have their usual calming effect during the summer months.
But before I could get too nostalgic, I suddenly remembered the joys of COLD coffee! Ah, yes, cold coffee with cream, you will be exactly what I need this summer! How could I have forgotten you?
And the thought of getting to enjoy cold coffee on hot days got me excited about all the other cozy things of summer, and I remembered something important:
There is something to enjoy in every season.
When I think about the impending hot summer months, I have a choice to make. I can get sad that autumn and the soon-to-follow Christmas seasons are far away, or I can remember that summer brings its own world of things to enjoy: fireflies at dusk, peeper frogs echoing across the fields, choruses of birds in the trees, curious crickets finding their way onto the porch, and the Fourth of July celebration (which includes a book sale - yay!!).
When summer ends, these things end, too. But they will be back again the next year, and I can enjoy them once again. And when they go, I'll say a temporary goodbye and embrace the next season and all that comes with it.
And isn't it true with life? Every season has something new to love. You will miss it when it’s gone, but then the new season brings with it something completely new and different to love.
The seasons come and go in their due time. Let them do their thing while you do your thing: finding what there is to enjoy right here and now, knowing that new seasons will circle around again with new things to love.
And if all you can find to enjoy right now is cold coffee, then let it be cold coffee. I understand. Sometimes it’s the little things that are the big things. ;)
A very happy summer to you all!
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Create your own summer coziness with some cold coffee inspo! Check out these tasty ideas to get your own cold coffee joy going:
Texas Jack's Famous Cold Brew Coffee Recipes by Dennis Waller
Make Mine Cold Brew by Renae Clark
Starbucks Cold Brew Black Unsweetened
Califia Farms Mocha Cold Brew Coffee
Wandering Bear Straight Black Coffee
Primula Pace Cold Brew Coffee Maker
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