I don't know about you but I am always more than ready for the summer time. I cannot wait for the long days with a lot of sunshine and cooling down in lakes or the sea. But for now we have still plenty of Spring to enjoy.

The Summer is a time after the rebirth in the Spring. A time when all fruits and vegetables are fully available and when the grill can be put back on your terrace.

As my boyfriend always says: “There is nothing better than drinking some ice cold beer (Heineken in his case) during a warm and sweaty day”. The warmer days of the year help a lot of people to feel better and feel more free. Do not get me wrong, I do love the short Winter days too. Every season has it’s charm.

Quoting the author Gary Zukav:

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.”

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