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The sun is shining and the sky is bright — the last weeks of summer are here. Are you soaking up every moment? It’s perfectly OK if your answer is “not really.” Sometimes, the reality of summer doesn’t match the visions of tropical vacations and BBQ’s with family and friends we often see come June. 

Maybe this summer hasn’t lived up to your expectations, or maybe all the fun you planned has come to an end. Stressful politics or an unexpected illness might also have you down. The term “summertime blues” exists for a reason, friend.

But, whether the past months have been a blast, or more like blah, today, we have a few ideas for some last-minute summertime joy:  

Schedule a summer moment. The temperatures may be rising, but in 6 months you’ll likely miss so much that comes with a long summer day. Take advantage and enjoy a walk on the beach or somewhere in nature. Have a friend over for dinner under the stars. Take yourself out for a scoop of ice cream. 

Spend a full day outside. Soak up the sunshine and breathe in all the fresh air. And if it’s too hot, you can always bask in the shade with one of our favorite summer reads.

Surround yourself with cheerful people. Schedule an iced coffee date with that friend who always makes you smile. This is a season for being social. Enjoy it before it becomes too chilly to venture outside. 

Not every day is pure sunshine and rainbows, but we hope you can squeeze a little more happiness out of your summer – and if you’re totally over this season, then here’s to a fabulous fall! 


Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team

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The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” — Louisa May Alcott

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