The daffodils are waving and the trees
The cold damp weather has turned to warm sunshine. New grass is emerging. The sights, smells, and sounds of the outside makes me want to take my coffee out on the stone terrace and experience the magic of all the new beginnings. It is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be. Spring brings a sense of hope, renewal,
NEW BEGINNINGS WITHIN OURSELVES
Spring seems to breathe new life into us. It cleanses our spirit and our hearts. There is the urge to make plans and start new projects. We feel a renewal of our own energies emerging. This is the time when we are called to flourish just like the blossoms on the cherry trees. There is an assurance that blessings are coming.
Pure JOY swells in my soul as I meander outside and ponder the beauty. It is almost healing to realize that spring comes after a long cold winter. Our lives are the same way. JOY comes onto our path after hard struggles and setbacks. Beauty is ahead if we patiently wait.
Look at the thoughts below and give them some consideration. Spring is a time for renewal of the earth and also a renewal of ourselves.
- What are your plans for spring? Will you plant flowers or vegetables in your garden? Will you install a birdhouse or clean out the shed?
- Is there a newness within yourself? Are you inspired to write a book or redecorate the guest room?
- How does the beauty of spring make you feel? Do you feel lighter or happier? Are you ready for a walk outside?
TAKE TIME FOR GRATITUDE
This would be a great time to make a new gratitude list in your journal. There is so much to be thankful for as we witness the coming of spring and the promise of new beginnings. Take time to recognize the beauty around you and list all the things that make you grateful to be alive.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
I am thankful for the tulips and the baby birds.
I am thankful for the rain and the sunshine.
I am thankful to have time to spend outside.
I am thankful for the neighbors I encounter on my morning walk.
I am thankful for water that refreshes me.
Spring is definitely my favorite season. After being inside for the last few months and bundled up against the cold, I am thrilled to go outside and enjoy nature. I’ll have my rake, a hoe and the weed bucket with me. Digging in the dirt reconnects me to the ground and makes me feel balanced. There is the promise that new beginnings are on the way and all is well with my soul.
Let your JOY burst forth like flowers in the spring. Mother Nature, with all her splendor, is evident in the days ahead.
“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come.” Song of Solomon 2:12
Where flowers bloom, so does hope. ~ Lady Bird Johnson (link to image)
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