Summer is the taste of hot dogs and hamburgers, fresh vegetables from the garden, ice cream and candy floss. It is the feel of a rose, the smell of a bonfire, the pull of a ski rope and the sight of the car that is packed for a trip.
More than anything, however, summer is a perspective. It reminds us to book holidays, adopt a casual lifestyle, enjoy nature while we eat outdoors, renew friendships with some who are just visiting "in the area", go for walks, and relax. In fact, summer is about taking care of all our needs. Whether it is enjoying a rodeo, an outdoor church service, a favourite sport or reconnection with friends at a barbecue - summer is a time for enjoying "the good life".
My challenge to you is to write a list of 50 things that you love about summer and then ensure that you experience every single one over the next few weeks. The psychology of summer involves thinking, feeling and behaving in a unique way that you cannot capture the rest of the year.
Enjoy - soon it will be winter again!