The smell takes me straight back to my childhood, reminds me of sunny days spent at the pool. Splashing, playing, screaming, laughing. With just one whiff I’m immediately transported in time to hot days full of sunshine, surrounded by those I loved most, and enjoying every moment of the day.
I’m flooded with wonderful memories every time I open it up and slather tiny arms, legs, noses and toes in it. I remember when I was that little person squirming, antsy and impatiently waiting to be slathered so I could jump into the pool. Funny how something can trigger such amazing feelings and memories. I hope that when my girls grow up and smell sunscreen they’re transported to the memories we’re making now. Running, jumping, laughing and playing. Burgers on the grill just because, music in the background, games in the pool and sunshine on our faces. I hope that something as little and silly as the smell of sunscreen floods their hearts with warmth and their head with beautiful childhood memories.
What are you grateful for today? Can you relate? Do you have a smell that reminds you of beautiful times gone by in your life? I’d love to hear about it! Feel free to share in the comments! Have a beautiful Sunday!