Top 15 things to do before summer ends
It’s always nice to get a kiss goodbye. It completes the morning when my husband kisses me goodbye on his way to work and it’s nice to kiss good friends goodbye as a way to complete the visit. I believe that it’s important to acknowledge endings so that you can open the door to something new. Even if it is a good thing, it is an ending and time to say goodbye. Soon, it will be the end of summer and the start of a new season; so before you say goodbye to summer, do something to acknowledge the end of it.
Here are some suggestions . . . Happy Summer!
- Jump in the water! The ocean, a lake, a pond, even a pool will do…. just get wet!
- Spend an afternoon with your kids doing a special activity of their choice. Call it an end of summer adventure day and make it a tradition.
- Have a BBQ
- Read a book
- Get rid of summer clothing you didn’t wear once this summer
- Eat an ice cream cone. And if you’re dairy, soy or gluten free, try Coconut Bliss, it’s delicious!
- Get outside. Go to the mountains, the ocean or even a park. Be active or just relax but be sure to appreciate the beauty of nature.
- Clean out your fridge. This may not be as much fun as a long summer bike ride, but it’s a must do each season. Check the expiration dates and toss anything that’s past its prime.
- Take on a random act of kindness. Anything from volunteer work to helping a friend in need or buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line and see what gets created…
- Take a hike
- Watch a sunset
- Organize your desk – think back to school. It can be quick, just go through the drawers and make sure they are neat and tidy. File papers you are saving, toss anything you never use and replenish any supplies that are used up.
- Camp out under the stars, even if it’s just in your back yard!
- Write a love letter. No sweetheart? Write one to yourself.
- Make a list of all the things you are grateful for. Be sure to include at least one person on the list and share with them what you appreciate about them.
It doesn’t need to be summer to take many of these tasks on, but it’s great to acknowledge the ending of something so that you can be certain that the door can swing open for something new. Here comes autumn!