For me summer does not officially start around Memorial Day or at the June solstice, it has always begun on July 1, my birthday. And nothing says summer like a fresh bowl of cherries, freshly cut flowers, a free concert or a deliciously cold Mojito. The older I get I find myself relishing an uncomplicated lifestyle along with the simplest of pleasures, which can merely be found by opening your front door.
Where is it written that that spending large sums of money makes you blissfully content. Nothing tops cavorting with friends while listening to Reggae music at the Reston Town Center after dark or watching butterflies move about the garden.
As the warmer weather rolls around it is definitely time to move at a much slower pace and steal a bit of self-indulgence for yourself. Build time into the day for those unexpected luxuries such as sitting on the porch sipping mint tea and doing absolutely nothing or stargazing during the evenings waiting for the moon to rise.
Get into spirit of the season because, you will not have to spend a cent or least a fortune!