Sweet Moments in a Hot Summer

We've had a tremendously hot summer already, and it's only June. That doesn't bode well for West Texas. But, I have learned something living in this great state for......a number of years, and that is

when it gets hot in Texas, Texans eat watermelon

.  And it helps us feel like it's cooler.

It also makes us happier.  My husband had a revelation the other night and shared it with me.  It went something like this.  "I don't have a single bad memory involving watermelons." 

I could tell he was really impressed by that thought, so I stopped to ponder it, too.  The truth is I don't really like watermelons, but I don't have any bad memories of them, either.  It must be because when watermelons are served, the mood turns festive. 

And I might pass on the watermelon, but I like a good party.

So, if you need to change the way your day is going, lop off the end of a chilled watermelon and start cutting huge chunks of the sweet stuff and handing them out to whoever is nearby.  Then, stand back and watch the smiles.  Maybe snap a few photos....because watermelons make smiles, and smiles make for good memories.