The weather here the past few days has been gorgeous, and I am slowly beginning to feel better. I am going to focus on the strong moments and less on the weakness and fatigue as I move forward.
Good weather really affects my mood and attitude. Does anyone else experience this? Today is warm and sunny with temps getting into the 70’s tomorrow and Monday. This type of weather makes me feel uplifted and hopeful. I love the sun shining on my face and the feeling of warmth that radiates through my body. I love hearing the birds sing and seeing all the migratory breeds return to my bird feeder. I love the blossoms on my Cleveland Pear tree and Japanese cherry tree; the pink blossoms on my heather bushes, and the heady scent of the purple hyacinth. Next will be my ultimate favorite: The Lilac bushes. I have a huge purple lilac that grows on the side of my front porch. I can sit there and breathe in the aroma while reading or just relaxing for hours. Lilac is my favorite scent of all the spring flowers. It evokes memories of my childhood that make me smile. Growing up we had a large bush that had a cave under the branches where my sister and I would play. My mom would cut flowers and we would give them to our teachers, and she would bring them inside and fill vases with them so we could enjoy the short lived season the most.
Spring’s newness is always filled with hope and promise. Trees and plants that were dead for the past 6 months, resurrect to become beautiful living things. We can learn from the seasons and celebrate our lives as the gifts they truly are. I have learned much the past 5 and a half years and the most important thing is how precious each day is. Live everyday as if it were your last. I mean it. Tell the people you love that you love them. Smile at strangers; you may be the best part of their day and it cost you nothing. Notice the little things like the clouds, or how the sun reflects off something. Most importantly, thank God for all the good in your life. Laugh everyday. Hug someone everyday. Eat your favorite sweet every week ( I’d say everyday if it’s a small piece of candy but if it’s cheesecake you’ll be in trouble!).
In conclusion, just get out there, take a deep breath and feel the sunshine on your face and smile. Life doesn’t get much better than that. XO