August 15, 2011

It’s August, How’s Your Summer Bucket List?

Posted in Parenting tagged , , , , at 11:21 pm by Denise Fountain

beach cruisers

Beach Cruisers

     Just back from our annual visit to Cape Cod, I’ve got the same feeling I get every August.  Slowly, the evenings begin cooling off while the days remain hot.  Subtle signs that we’ll soon be heading into fall are starting to appear as I walk my black lab around the neighborhood.  Flowers are blooming wildly.  Vegetable gardens are bursting with the most delicious ripe tomatoes and zucchini.  Fresh basil and cilantro bolt overnight.  Summer is at its peak, working its magic on our gardens to finish the season with a glorious flourish.

            Are you beginning to worry about the pressures of fall, with back to school shopping, after school activities, daycare, juggling multiple priorities, and school routines?  The list gains momentum of its own, creating stress that takes away from enjoying the treasured moments of summer that remain.

How would it feel to finish off your summer with the same blaze of energy as Mother Nature?  Fall will be here soon enough, so take time to enjoy the remaining days of summer and cherish the fleeting season.  Give yourself the gift of today, and plan something fun!  Take that trip to the shore or the pool, enjoy a tasty ice cream treat with your children, ride your bike, do something spontaneous.  What are the experiences that created happy memories for you this summer?  What’s on your Summer Bucket List?

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