It’s time to chill.
No, not physically. Temperatures of late have been too hot and muggy for that.
Instead, we consider the time of year.
School has let out for summer. Even adults who endure the work-a-day life get the sense that nothing is quite as urgent as it was, say, three months ago.
Summer is a time for rest and relaxation. Summer vacations began in earnest last week with the completion of high school graduations in the area. For most of us, though, vacation is still waiting out there for us in the not-too-distant future, tantalizing us with visions of crystal beaches, verdant mountains or some other picture postcard destination.
So, chill. Enjoy summer time. Slow down. Even if you’re still at work awaiting your vacation, don’t sweat the small stuff.
Find the time to head to the ball park. Watch a Mudcats game, or head to a local ballfield in Wendell, Knightdale or Zebulon and take in the hysteria of a T-ball game, or go watch some fastpitch softball and stand in awe of the skills of young athletes not yet tainted by the lure of fame and big money contracts.
Visit a museum. This region, located next door the state capital is fortunate to be close to an array of fascinating museums, all of which can teach us about the world around us, put that world in context or expose us to culture.
Take your time as you stroll through exhibits and chill.
Summer’s here now. No need to be uptight. Look for every opportunity to squeeze the enjoyment out of life.
Enjoy the summer. And chill.