My lawn needs cutting again, I haven’t cleaned the grill on the barbecue since I recently used it, it is time to turn the earth in my vegetable garden, and many other outdoor chores await my attention. Spring is officially here. Actually, where I live in Canada’s southwestern corner, it has been here for quite some time. While eastern North America still struggles in some places with snow and freezing temperatures, we missed it almost entirely. Our total accumulation of snow amounted to almost an inch one day last December.
Well, don’t! It is your life, your challenges and your opportunities that really count.
Where I live is considered a temperate rain forest. I love where I live and who I am. I do not pine to be like, or live like, anyone else. I do not consider myself to be greater than nor lesser than anyone else.
Spring is a time of re-birth, of vitality, of starting over again. Have you ever wondered what you would do different if you could start your life over again? It is not too late, you know. I have started over several times since I was thirty.
When my dog and I walk through our gardens and off onto the trail we have into the forest, I see and appreciate different things every day. Hyacinths, primulas, daffodils, violets and others are currently in full bloom in our garden. Tulips, kerria, roses, azaleas, rhodos will present their fragrance and beauty when the time is right. Nothing is ever the same. Everything is in a constant state of changing – including you, including me.
When is it your turn to bloom? When will the soil be the right temperature? What do you you have to do to prepare? Who will you reach out to for help?
I urge you to have a serious look at your life and where you are heading. Rather than seeing it through the lens of what you has suffered with, I suggest you put on your gratitude glasses.
We are all unique and have the potential to bring about changes in our immediate world. Finding out who we are and what we are capable of is the big mystery of life. I love mysteries and love seeing how they unravel. How about you?
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”