Last Days of Summer

It’s hard to tell when summer’s about to end. Advertisers start their back-to-school campaigns in June, setting in an enormous but momentary panic that I’ve already missed the best days of it, only to realize it’s barely just begun.

But then, in a blink, it’s the middle of August. The kids really are going back to school. And the remaining summer weekends suddenly feel extremely valuable. Every moment counts. How will you spend them?

Whether you relax in a hammock and reading a book, or get in the car for a last-minute road-trip, or squeeze in one more fruit-picking mission (as I am today), enjoy it as much as you can. Pay attention to the little things, like the feeling of the sun, the sound of birds and sprinklers, and kids playing outside. Because when you know you’ve made the most of summer days, it’s easier to get through the winter’s cold, dark ones.

And with that, I’m off to pick Michigan peaches and eat so many I get sick. Yay, summer!