Spring is Here

I think spring is one of my favorite times of year. After the long, rainy, dark winter comes a feeling of anticipation and hope of brighter and warmer days.

Early spring flowers such as daffodils and crocus get me excited for trees blooming, bluer skies, and more opportunities to go hiking.

Here comes the sun and I say it’s all right.

The beatles

This year I think it has even more meaning than usual. Besides the restrictions from Covid-19 this past year, we experienced extreme wildfires burning more than a half a million acres and a devastating ice storm.

All these combined have put people out of their homes, endangered their health, caused substantial damage, and restricted areas in nature.

But…the flowers still bloom, the trees still bud, the grasses still grows, and new plants are popping up in areas that were destroyed. Nature moves along and replenishes itself.

Let’s look at this time as a time to start anew. Make plans of how we want to better ourselves and those around us.

Spring is the time of plans and projects.

LEO TOLSTOY

Maybe we can take a lesson from nature and make this a time of renewal in our own lives. What lessons did we learn this past year and can we come into spring with a renewed sense of hope and optimism?

“I have seen enough ups and downs throughout my life to know that winter will surely give way to the warmth and hope of a new spring. … I am optimistic about the future.

dieter F. uchtdorf, Oct 2009

Let a new sense of light and beauty enter your heart and you can find joy, hope and peace once again.

Because once again Spring is Here!

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