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goodbye to summer

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would. I’d never leave.” – A.A. Milne

Another summer is coming to an end. Whether you spent time at the beach or simply enjoyed the sun’s warmth from your backyard, the awareness of summer ending can leave you feeling a bit melancholy.

As you think back over the past couple of months, think of the good times. You likely made plenty of memories with friends and loved ones that you will cherish forever.

With summer on its way out, it is time to say goodbye. Saying goodbye is never easy, but you can make it a little better. Here are 10 ways you can give summer a worthy send off as you prepare for a brisk fall.

1. Host a barbecue this weekend. Invite your friends and family over and enjoy some quality time outdoors.

2. Pack a picnic lunch and head to your favorite park. Take the kids, the dogs or a group of your closest friends to share the experience.

3. Go on a nature hike. Enjoy the green landscape and marvel at the first signs of the changing seasons. Take a mental picture to fall back on during the long, cold winter months.

4. Go out for ice cream and eat your frozen treat outside under the sun. Reminisce about how often you have done this all summer and recognize this will be the last time you do it this summer.

5. Grab your swimsuit and towel and head to the beach or pool. Spend the day swimming and reveling in the feel of water lapping over your body as you soak up the sun.

6. Make a delicious fresh fruit tray with watermelon, berries and a variety of other seasonal fruits.

7. Go out for lunch at a sidewalk café. Enjoy the fading warmth as you dine al fresco.

8. Host a Farewell to Summer party. Decorate your home or backyard with a Hawaiian theme and have fun with your friends and family.

9. Spend some time cleaning up the yard and garden. Working with dirt can be enjoyable. It will give you time to dream of the blooms you will have next year.

10. Make a scrapbook with mementos from your summer. Include pictures, receipts and anything else that will remind you of those fun summer days.

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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