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Embracing the Summer Season with Caution and Care



July is a special month for me. It marks the time when six of my family members were born, four of whom are now in heaven. This reflection brings both joy and a deep sense of remembrance, making it a poignant moment to honor their lives and legacy. As we step into the heart of the summer season, I am reminded of the importance of cherishing every moment while also staying vigilant and safe.




Reflecting on Loved Ones

The memories of my loved ones bring warmth to my heart, even as I navigate the bittersweet nature of their absence. Each of them contributed uniquely to my life, shaping who I am today. This month, I find solace in celebrating their birthdays, recounting cherished moments, and keeping their spirits alive through stories and shared memories.



A Time for Caution

Summer is a season filled with joy, adventure, and relaxation. However, it's also a time when accidents can happen if we're not careful. Whether it's a day at the beach, a road trip, or simply enjoying outdoor activities, it's crucial to stay mindful of potential hazards. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe during this vibrant season:

1. Stay Hydrated

  • The summer heat can be intense, leading to dehydration and heat-related illnesses. Always carry water with you and encourage everyone to drink regularly, especially during outdoor activities.

2. Practice Sun Safety

  • Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF, reapplying it frequently, and seeking shade during peak sun hours. Wearing hats and sunglasses can also provide additional protection.

3. Water Safety

  • Whether swimming in the ocean, a lake, or a pool, always ensure there is adequate supervision. Teach children about water safety, and never leave them unattended near water.

4. Road Safety

  • If you're traveling, make sure your vehicle is in good condition before hitting the road. Buckle up, follow traffic rules, and avoid distractions while driving. Plan your route ahead of time to reduce stress and the temptation to speed.

5. Fire Safety

  • Summer often means barbecues and campfires. Ensure that all fires are fully extinguished before leaving the area. Keep a fire extinguisher or water source nearby, and never leave a fire unattended.

6. Health Precautions

  • Be mindful of your health and the health of those around you. With ongoing health concerns, it's important to follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of illness.


Keeping Well and Staying Safe

This summer, let's commit to making memories while also prioritizing safety. Enjoy the warmth, the laughter, and the adventures, but do so with a conscious effort to protect yourself and those around you. By taking these precautions, we can ensure that our summer is filled with joy and free from preventable mishaps.


As I reflect on the lives of my family members who are no longer with us, I am reminded of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing each moment.


Let's honor our loved ones by living fully, staying safe, and spreading kindness and care in everything we do.


Wishing you all a safe, happy, and memorable summer.


With love and gratitude,




Lise Robinson

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