Although this post ran last summer, the quotes are so wonderful that it seems good to post it again. What’s your favorite quote on summer happiness?

quiet reflection
Catherine Calvetti

A few thoughts from other writers on  summer happiness!

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby  

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” ~Russel Baker

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~Sam Keen

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” ~Swedish Proverb

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. ~John Lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life, 1894

Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.~ Gary Chesterton

Does this piece speak for everyone?

If you hate the heat, you may not enjoy summer happiness.  However, we must admit as Sam Keen says above, “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”  That seems like a good thing for all of us occasionally. We all want a purpose in retirement, but sometimes that purpose can be simply appreciating your joys in life!

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The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.        Gilbert K. Chesterton

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