She lifted her face to the sky
and felt the sweetness of an early September breeze upon her face.
The summer had been relentlessly hot and humid
it had not been easy living in the town.
Luckily, she had her balcony
and she filled it with flowers and herbs to harvest for the winter months.
There were orange and pink geraniums
Purple and yellow little beauties that had flowered the whole of the summer
and red blooms which draped themselves gracefully over the garden table
Yellow marigolds in pots
and many more.
Her plants made her happy and she put them everywhere
creating the feeling of a real garden.
Sitting outside in the very early mornings was the best moment of the day
waiting for the sun to come over the hill
and create dancing shadows and
seeing the blue sky reflected on the smooth surface of the table.
when the timing was right,
she caught the reflection of a sunset in the windows of the building opposite.
She felt happy
and she remembered:
'Happiness is a state of being.
It's feeling one with life as it is now.'
She felt herself smile
and the smile seemed to radiate all through her body
and out into the world
This is what summer is all about!