Spring Ahead

Spring is the land awakening.  The March winds are the morning yawn.” – Lewis Grizzard


Born in July – a time of fireworks and vacation, summer was always my favorite season. For many reasons now I prefer spring. Warm sunlight combined with cool breezes creates ideal weather.  Nature is blooming to life.  Birds gather twigs and cushy netting to build nests.  They fly from tree to tree searching for the perfect home.  Caterpillars miraculously transition into butterflies.  It’s a time to plant seeds to grow in gardens and also in our lives.  It’s a time of new beginnings.

Watching nature come to life again unfolding its beauty amazes me. Ranier Maria Rilke describes it perfectly, “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”  Taking time to appreciate hearing chirps of baby birds, smelling fragrant flowers blossoming from buds, observing a caterpillar leave its cocoon and learn how to fly is touching to witness.

This season of resurgence inspires me to dust myself off, reach for new aspirations, continue my path of growth and development. I feel an urge to do more, learn new things, experience adventures of traveling.  Like birds, I want to spread my wings and soar to new heights.  I’m eager to spring ahead.