In just a few short weeks, the outside view has gone from this
and the lightning quick shift in seasons seems to have awoken new life everywhere I look. Though the same process happens sometime every spring, its breathtaking beauty never ceases to fill me with joy and wonder.
I love living in a part of the world where the seasons change so noticeably. It's a frequent reminder that humans, like all living things, were never meant to be static. Just as the delicate green buds burst forth from their confining skins each spring, just as the early blooming flowers turn their lovely faces to the sun for encouragement, just as the sweetly chirping birds build marvelous nests in which to nurture new life, so too should we be inspired to grow, and blossom, and create all over again as we move through the seasons of our life. If we've been sleeping too long through the gray sameness of winter, spring reminds us that there is always more beauty deep within us, ready to unfold if we heed its tentative whispers and give it the nourishment it needs to flourish.
I'm inspired by the tender transformations all around me this time of year. The loveliness of spring is gentle proof that we don't need to fear or resist change, for it has the power to lead us to a fuller, more vibrant life. This wonderful truth seen in nature calls me to walk confidently and happily forward, each footstep solidly grounded by past experience and earned wisdom, each heartbeat and thought reaching up into the bright blue beyond, full of hope and promise and wonder for what I am yet to become.