Daily Gratitude Year 5-Day 209: Today, I am grateful for summer citrus.
Lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruit are so fragrant and full of the fresh scent of summer. Lemon shakeups are popular at festivals and fairs. Water with a lemon or lime is a safe way to order water in restaurant. Grapefruit is a kick start to any morning. It is so sweet and tart at the same time.
What would summer be without citrus? Although, the winter shipments from Florida might be even more reason to celebrate. Citrus fruits are our taste of summer in the winter.
God designed them in vibrant summers colors. They are pure refreshment.
Not a broccoli fan? Try squeezing some fresh lemon over it. Add a little rice and it's a meal.
Recently, the scent of lime has been a favorite. It began with some lime-basil soap. A great combination of scents... and it works in the kitchen skillet, too.
How is Jesus like summer citrus?
"that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus" -Acts 3:20
His presence is refreshing. Like the camp weeks of my youth and camp meeting, too. It was a time of renewal, growth and fresh fun with special friends.
Relish the things that restore and refresh your spirit.
Today, I am grateful for summer citrus.