We’ve had an indecisive spring this year: hot one day, cold the next. But finally, the leaves are out, the grass is green, and the flowers are blooming. We humans might be confused about how to dress for the weather, but Mother Earth, as usual, turns out in style.
I am always grateful for spring; not just because it is the end to winter, but because it reminds me that life is full of new beginnings. The dry leaves, dead grass and wilted flowers from last autumn and summer have miraculously become new again.
That’s important, because we all need renewal. There are plenty of places in my life still filled with dry leaves, dead grass and wilted flowers from seasons long past, and where I haven’t welcomed the new beginning of spring. I’m working on it, but every time I think I’ve gotten all the mental crabgrass, I turn around and there’s another patch, waiting to be weeded.
What does spring look like in your life? Maybe it’s a new start for your business, a new exciting project, or a new relationship. Maybe it’s recommitting to an exercise program, a goal, or a dream. Maybe it’s the courage to burst forth in blossom after a long winter.
If you’ve still got winter in your soul, perhaps a dose of spring is just what you need. Begin with gratitude, frame an intention of what you would like to see happen, and turn your intention into action. Small steps in the right direction are perfectly acceptable.
Embrace spring, and see what a difference it makes!