Spring is coming! This past weekend I witnessed (belatedly) the Daylight Savings Time change, the aroma of sap boiling in maple bushes, rapidly melting snow leaving a muddy hangover, geese beginning to nest. As the season progresses, many more changes will occur.
Each of us anticipates Spring in different ways – proof positive that change is happening in our lives and in our world. It is a combination of looking for signs of continuity and a natural rhythm that repeats in predictable ways balanced with our anticipation and excitement of discovering the ‘first’ and the ‘new’. Of all the seasons, I think Spring catches our attention most consciously – the life and growth we were unaware of reveals itself in all its glory. Every day there is new mystery revealed – and even though we may have witnessed it before, each time it is amazing and new, a true gift.
To welcome the Gift of Spring, I invite you to share what you anticipate most with the arrival of Spring, or your favourite Spring traditions, or your best Spring memory ever!
Each response will be entered into a draw for a Spring-inspired Gift Basket. The random draw will take place at noon on Wednesday, March 2oth, 2013 – the first day of Spring! The winner will be announced via email next Wednesday afternoon. I anticipate receiving a beautiful compilation of Spring tributes and I look forward to sharing them all with you.
So open your awareness to the gifts of Spring. Practise your rituals of cleansing and releasing (clean out that closet!). Awaken the memories of Springs gone by. And take a moment to share them with us. Thanks.
May many blessings come your way.