Things that make me happy #17

This is a continuation of a series of posts that I wrote last year about the little things in life that make me happy.  I was just sitting outside as the sun was setting and realized something that made me really excited.  My son and I have actually been waiting for this for a week or two now…and it’s finally here!  When you sit outside at night, you can now hear the constant hum of cicadas, June bugs, and tree frogs!  To me, that is the most comforting sound of summer.  Even when it’s hot and sticky, I love to sleep with a window open in my bedroom so I can hear the sounds of the nighttime summer bugs and critters.  I challenge you to sit outside some night soon and listen.  I’m sure that the sounds will make you smile!  (Try catching one of those fast lightning bugs while you’re out there, too!  You might also want some bug spray, though, for those pesky mosquitos.)