Today’s Gem of Gratitude #301

Watermelon Stars over Blueberries

Today I am thankful for watermelon, preferably seedless and ice cold from the refrigerator. Exactly how much do I appreciate watermelon? I enjoy watermelon so much that I could easily make a meal out of it. One of my favorite qualities that watermelon possesses is its lightness – it is a light fruit that does not weigh you down, unless you eat way too much of it, at least that is what I have heard. I have not exactly reached that point myself though, so the jury is still out on whether or not it really exists. I also appreciate the fact that it is a hydrating fruit, in that it is comprised of so much water that it refreshes you and “waters” you at the same time. Ha! It’s the water pot and we are the flowers, get it? Sometimes I crack myself up.

In addition to it’s lightness and its hydrating abilities, watermelon is also a very versatile fruit in that it can be eaten as a part of a salad (warm or cold), transformed into sorbet and frozen beverages, sliced and heated up on the grill, scooped into little balls that can be eaten after they have spent some time in the freezer, and the rind can even be carved into any number of illustrious shapes and figures. And when it comes to actually eating the watermelon, there are no specific formalities that must be adhered to in order to partake of it. No bowl? That’s ok, just give me a knife and I will gladly cut it open and eat it with my hands. There is no shame here. And if I decide that I want to pick up a slice, put it up to my mouth (flesh side first, of course), and eat it that way, that is more than acceptable too. I just may end up wearing some of the watermelon juice by the time that I am finished, but that’s all a part of the fun anyway. Who knew that getting a little sticky could be so fun? #lovebythedrop

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