Well kids, summer is officially over. We haven't seen temperatures much higher than 90 degrees since last week, and the wind blows in a bit chillier each evening. I watched this season melt away - it came with blistering heat and cooled with dampening rains. As the years pass, I tend to focus on the weather - hotter than usual, milder than normal, more rain than average, record setting draught, things like that. It's important not to over look the other elements that temper the time of year - like nights spent playing video games on the couch, dinner dates, weekend trips, but especially the hard times which help you grow.
To quote the wise and wonderful Faith Hill,
"The secret of life is gettin' up early, the secret of life is stayin' up late, the secret of life is try not to hurry, but don't wait, don't wait. The secret of life is a good cup of coffee, the secret of life is keep your eye on the ball, the secret of life is to find the right woman, the secret of life is nothin' at all."
Photo from an old vacation to Italy