Happy First Day of Spring

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Spring has arrived, although difficult to see. I have found life sprout up; and in all reality there has been much activity in preparation for change under our feet and in the air this whole time.

Beginnings, a renewed chance at …growth within a fresh cycle of being; rejuvenation.

This beautiful season is very much a reflection on human instinct; innate or otherwise. Every year billions of individuals decide, consciously or subconsciously, to better themselves; a renewed chance at growth within a fresh cycle of being. Our instincts mixed with outside influences; whether it be media, weather, culture or people in our circle, tell us how and when to adjust aspects of health and lifestyle. Each Spring it’s like our lungs breath air into our minds. We adjust in the way we walk, eat, exercise, interact with nature and other human beings.
Just as birds will migrate with the flock, sense danger, build nests away from danger or flee an area previously viewed as ‘home’ because a foreign scent has marked it otherwise.
Just as insects seem to come out from deep in the earth to build, rebuild, establish and harvest.

Sure, it’s not ALL due to Spring. Life isn’t black or white. Nevertheless, I do believe that there is a life cycle that begins with events which take place during March/Spring Equinox.

So, now what?
Well we will be finding it easier and safer to get around in our communities.
Time to sign my daughter up for soccer.
We will enjoy the fairs, kite flying festivals and local farms and markets.
We will watch closely, as we get down in the dirt, for bugs and other creatures busy at work.
But most of all, we will enjoy each other in making every moment special in it’s own way. Savour and embrace the simple things. Slow down enough to really feel and see.
Once that hand-woven hammock of ours goes up; I’m looking forward to the feeling of a warm, sun filled afternoon nap with my daughter and husband.

What does Spring mean for you?
What are you most looking forward to?

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