Hi, my name is Harley, and today I am going to talk about summertime. So the origin of summertime is really cool and I really like it. It originated a long time ago. So kids used to go to school all year round but then the wealthy people who had a lot of money they used to not go to school in the summertime because it was too hot and then they would go to the cool countryside. Then they came back in the fall so eventually no one really came to the school in the summer. They didn’t want to have to run it when nobody came. That just would be ridiculous.
I have a lot of things that I’m going to do for the summer. I have a horse camp and I am going to an all farm animal camp. And programs called VBS and Summer Sing and an art camp so I kind of have my summer packed but I’m going to play and eat and visit my grandparents and go to Cape Canaveral and celebrate my birthday and that’s gonna be really awesome. But summer can’t be all about fun. Like if you don’t do your schoolwork during the summer you’re going to go back to school and you’re gonna forget everything and then do really bad in school. We don’t want that to happen, so during the summer I am going to do typing and handwriting and math and journaling and other schoolwork thingies. I like to read, so I’m gonna read – my mom‘s not gonna have to make me read. You wanna have a good balance. You wanna have fun but you don’t want to totally forget everything, and we are all blessed that God has given an awesome summer for us. I’m really glad that people fled to cool places.
God wants us to be good stewards of our summers, so we need to have a good balance. Kind of like you want to have healthy food and you also want to have occasional junk thing to keep you happy. You could eat your meals healthy and then have desserts or you could do like half of your meals healthy and half your meals junk and have no dessert. It would be kind of weird to eat broccoli and donut at the same time – that would be kind of bad. So you can’t have everything at the same time but you need to have a good balance. We need Jesus to help us with keeping our balance, and He will always be with us. Bye!
Harley Isabel Smith
Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”