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Summer time is here. Weather is seemingly getting hotter than usual in some regions. Garbage bins are even melting under the hot sun in Arizona. I hope most of you are enjoying nice weather and spending time to reflect. As we head into the summer season, you may notice less activity on our website. We too are looking to spend more time outside and it also gives us more time to reflect the half-year that have already passed. It is very important to spend time to reflect and also look ahead. Most think only about new year’s resolutions. But, it is also important to take the mid-point of the year and assess.
Americans are known to take less vacation time. But, it is important to take some time off. Other countries have longer mandatory holidays. While many companies take time off during the week from Christmas through New Year’s Day, most people in the US, especially in the service industry, do plan to work between the holidays. Other countries seem to have week-long holidays. Japan has their Golden Week. China and other Asian countries celebrate a week long Lunar New Year. I have even heard of France spending a month long holiday in August.
Here are some suggestions if one takes some time off during the summer days:
Everyone, have a great summer! We will continue to post articles periodically during the summer. We hope you enjoy many summer days. For those readers in the Southern Hemisphere, please keep warm and enjoy a nice winter.