1. Eat outdoors this summer whenever possible. (I keep a collection of big baskets on hand to pack up at a moment’s notice with tin plates, cloth napkins, lightweight cutlery, and our meal. Then all we have to do is transport the baskets to
a pleasant spot and enjoy.) There is so much pleasure when the light is so breathtaking in the late evenings: even carryout from your favorite restaurant will take on a golden glow. And absorbing the sights and sounds of nature while you eat is a lovely way to slow down, enjoy your meal, and improve both your digestion and your attitude.
2. Water-play on hot summer days never goes out of style: you’ll be amazed how much fun you and your kids can get out of a lawn sprinkler or a garden hose. Or you can save precious water and take a trip to Delray Beach, one of the countries most beautiful beaches.
3. Take some do-nothing time. Sit outside at dusk and watch the fireflies–they hold a special magic for people of all ages. We are so adept at DOING: summer encourages us to find pleasure in simply BEING.