Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter
Summer 2003

Welcome to the summer 2003 edition of the Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter!  

This is a time of year to ensure you are taking care of self, so what's happening in this month's newsletter is that we are featuring an article called "Summertime and the Living is Easy" which Kevin wrote last summer.  Kevin is enjoying the sunshine and hopes that you enjoy the article!

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In this issue
Give yourself a gift!
Summertime and the Living is Easy
Inspirational Quote
Recommended Reading
Final Thoughts

Summertime and the Living is Easy

When I think about summer, I have so many wonderful images that come to mind.  I can feel the warmth of a hot summer day and the energy that comes from having light in the sky late into the evening.  I can smell the barbecue and the fresh cut grass, the coconut smell of sunscreen and a brand new golf glove just out of its packaging.  I hear the sounds of children laughing and playing, lawnmowers cutting, music playing, and water.  Water seems to play an important part of my summer memories.  Whether I was fishing in it, swimming in it, sitting beside it, hitting golf balls into it, boating on it or drinking it, all of my holidays included it.  They also included the tastes of summer.  Summer meant different foods but whether it was a slice of watermelon, burgers, corn on the cob or something that wasn't a summer meal at all, it seemed to taste better when it was eaten outside.

In the summer, we got to see places that we didn't know much about until we got to go there, and wherever it was you tended to see them at their best.  There are so many sights, and sounds, and smells, and tastes of summer, but for me what I really remember are the feelings.  Do you remember the feeling of leaving school on the day that signified the start of your summer vacation?  I experienced a similar feeling on the last day of work before a one-week or two-week vacation, but it wasn't the same.  I remember the feeling of peace and freedom that came with the vacation.  As a dad, I remember feeling that I was actually getting to know my kids.  I remember the feeling of being totally relaxed.  When I was working fifty weeks a year and vacationing for two, I remember the feeling of being rewarded for all of my hard work.  I remember how much better I was after being refreshed and recreated.  I remember thinking that I should be able to put more of these feelings into the other fifty weeks.

For many people a few weeks off in the summer months is their version of having balance in their lives.....

Inspirational Quote
Summer can be whenever you make it.
Kevin MacDonald

Recommended Reading

In each of my newsletters, I normally recommend a book that I have read that supports my clients in moving toward their goals.  In this newsletter, I would like to recognize the fact that it is summer.  It is a time for relaxation and recreation.  Instead of making suggestions to you, I have asked my wife Rose to make some summer suggestions.  Rose works in a bookstore.  Her suggestions may be one of her favourites or books that her customers are buying.  I hope you find enjoyment in one of these books if you are looking for something to read while relaxing.  Here they are.
1)   To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2)   The Summons by John Grisham
3)   Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
4)   The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher
5)   Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher
6)   Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
7)   Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

For other book reviews please visit the Clarity Success Coaching web site and our 'library'.

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Final Thoughts

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