On Summer, Cherries, and Shoulds …

Bumper_Crop_of_CherriesLook at those cherries! Man, what a crop. It’s been a fabulous spring – biggest, sweetest cherries ever! And now spring is behind us and the cherries are already gone. Even these long perfect days of summer will fly by far too quickly.

So why not take the time to savour what’s right in front of us while it’s still sweet?

We’ve all got things we should do, and they won’t go away for neglecting them. For example, I should clean the spider webs out of the window casings, and I should transplant the winter jasmine before it croaks. I should definitely promote my new book.

But summer days aren’t getting any longer, so I’m going to put the shoulds on the back burner and spend a day writing in the shade of the brolly with an iced tea—I might even up my game with a glass of wine. I’m going to enjoy the hell out of a girl’s night out—late—on a weeknight! I may even indulge in a lazy afternoon pedicure and let my nails dry in the sunshine with a book in my hands, my phone close by and my friends on speed-dial.

I hope you’re able to put your shoulds away for an afternoon or two as well. Enjoy the summer while it’s here.

And if you’re looking for something to read in the shade of that brolly, click here to buy Penance. It’s good for the soul!

About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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8 Responses to On Summer, Cherries, and Shoulds …

  1. Diana Stevan says:

    Ah, this is so lovely, Joanne. So true, we need to put away the shoulds at times and just be. Enjoy the shade and that wine. I’m jealous of all those cherries. You’re smarter than me about what you planted. 🙂

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  2. denmaniacs4 says:

    So, Jo-Anne, you are suggesting we cherry-pick those special moments. You obviously haven’t seen my cobweb collection. However, nice thoughts. Have a fine day.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder to take care of those shoulds! Enjoy the summer and those cherries. I found your blog via a Facebook post.

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  4. olganm says:

    Lovely advice Jo-Anne!

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  5. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    I can only agree: there are so many shoulds, and we have to just disregard them here and there.

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