It's August, how's your summer bucket list?

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 that fall is around the corner 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. The first crop of local apples is showing up at the farmstand. 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 one more trip to the shore or pool, enjoy an ice cream cone with your children, ride your bike, do something spontaneous. What experiences created happy memories for you this summer?  What’s on your Summer Bucket List? Go. Have fun!