I wanted to spend this summer as if it was my last

In recent years, I have looked forward to the summer months.  This year seemed a bit different.  I wanted to make it special.  I wasn’t sick nor was I feeling morbid.  I just wanted to enjoy the season as fully as I could afford to.  I wanted to spend this summer as if it was my last.

Mary Schmich, from the Chicago Tribune, wrote a beautiful article about a woman who is probably going to experience her last summer this year.  It was a sad article yet it made me happy that this woman was able to enjoy her summer.

I wanted to spend this summer as if it was my last.  I didn’t spend a lot of money, but it was definitely memorable.  This summer gave me the gift of daily Mass, reading great books, a newly discovered creativity and reconnecting with my family.  Hopefully, I’ll be around next summer, too and that one will be even better than this one.

How was your summer?

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