I love the first signs of Spring. The little green buds that first appear on trees, the little green shoots that push their way through the winter-ravished earth, both heralding the coming of a new season. I love to watch those buds and shoots metamorphose into elegant green leaves and brilliant blossoms. It is such a beautiful thing to watch the transformation from stark brown against a gray and white background into these vibrant, lively colors. It is almost like watching a landscape being painted from your window.
Spring is such a wonderful time of year. Not only is new life sprouting all around you in nature, but new promises are rising up as well. In Spring, everything seems possible again. As you watch these old trees come alive with new life again, you can't help but to get the sense that the same thing can happen to you. You can start anew, flourish with new life, offer something fresh and vital to the world. Spring is a time of renewal.
It can be a spiritual thing, where you feel more connected to the earth and all things natural. Or it can be a less momentous thing, just a promise to yourself to finally do that thing you've been meaning to do but haven't had the time. (Day trip? Knit a sweater? Write that book that's been kicking around in your head all winter??) Whatever Spring means to you personally, it is the time for taking a cue from nature to start fresh and offer something beautiful to the world.
So what does Spring mean to you? And if Spring isn't your season, which one is and why? I'd love to hear the answers.