Now is that specific moment that we have been waiting for. Now we can say – summertime is here.
It would be very strange to hear about someone who doesn’t cheer up when summer days come and doesn’t want them to last forever. Most of us do, because summer means joy, summer means light and life, fun, love, happiness and positive spirit. We all feel so strong during the summer days, so full of energy which makes us believe that everything is possible.
When summer comes it doesn’t leave anything in its usual mood. Streets are different, people’s faces are different, the whole nature and entire universe are different. All those changes are good for us, but, what about our homes? They also want to feel summer when it comes, to spread its arms and embrace life, light, beauty and grace that summer brings.
What can we do to open our living space towards summer joy? While summer means the light we must prepare our homes to embrace that light by changing a few things about our furniture, the colors of our walls influence us greatly, so do the materials used for bedspreads etc. It is time to put away our winter drapes, and change them with more colorful designs, the ones that allow sunlight to fill our rooms. We have to find space for vessels for fresh cut flowers and the best way for it is by removing the candles from our tables.
When I think about summer I start sweating immediately. I don’t want to see any of my winter clothes around because they make things even worse. I want to put them away and not to touch them again before the next winter. Also, I like free space because it makes me feel cooler. If you don’t like to work while the streets are melting outside, it is best to wait for summer prepared, by having your house cleaned before.
The beginning of the summer is the best time to wash your windows, inside and out and let the sunshine move freely through your space. This is one of the ways to adjust our space to embrace the summer spirit. You can also paint your walls in brighter colors and this is how you can keep the summer spirit even when summer ends.
Summer also means long nights under moonlight, in the garden, next to the barbecue, with good friends, guitar and laughter. This is why it is good to clean our summer chairs, barbecue and grill, to plant some flowers and buy some insect repellents. We don’t want to be unprepared when summer comes.
Maybe it doesn’t sound like the most important thing, but I cannot imagine summer without reading. There is a special kind of books I like to read during the summer months and my library must be ready for the hottest season. I am used to read mysteries, science fiction and short stories during the summer mornings – those genres fit best with my summer mood. Generally, books inspire me to feel even more of summer joy.
One of the things you can also do when summer comes is to clean your refrigerator. Take out everything that is not necessary and fill it with fruits and drinks which will help you to refresh your body and mind while temperatures are too high. Summer is about iced drinks, beers, ice-creams and light food.
So, when your house is full of light and your walls and drapes are bright you are ready to embrace all the power that summer brings. If you are afraid of high temperature you should check if your air conditioner is functioning optimally (make sure that its filters are fresh). One of the ways I enjoy summer is to make my own home cinema. When I choose movies I am going to watch I try to find some company to share that joy. Summer is nicer when you share it with friends.