Have you ever enjoyed a Summer more than the one when you were eight years old? The warm days invite memories. Consider revisiting some family fun. Play hop-scotch on the driveway with the kids. Red Rover is just the ticket if there is a gathering of family and friends—all ages can enjoy this one together. As the afternoon produces light, fluffy clouds, throw a blanket on the grass and lie down, and look up to the sky. Play a game of “Story Clouds.” What do you see? What do others see? Laugh as you share and weave the images in mind’s eye pictures. Finally, as night arrives, grab those glass jars and capture the fire flies to light the night and lighten your heart.

Simplify your time together and start it off like my dad used to when he would turn off the TV and say “Get Outside, it’s too beautiful to be indoors!”