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With Spring Comes Hope!

Spring wildflowers. Photo by Julie Callison.  From http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/spring-pictures/#/spring-landscapes-wildflowers_33685_600x450.jpg
Spring wildflowers. Photo by Julie Callison. From http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/spring-pictures/#/spring-landscapes-wildflowers_33685_600x450.jpg

Yesterday I had an idea born of a kind of weariness that’s come from all of our (including my own) grumbling about this endless winter.  The idea was this:  from now until at least the end of April, I’m only going to post about empowering, positive, optimistic, and hopeful things.

To me, that’s the spirit of spring.  We get to wash away the winter blahs and blues.  People get a fresh energy in their eyes, in their gait.  The sounds of birds replace the beeping of snow plows in reverse.  Instead of treading warily on slick ice, we step with confidence onto bare pavement.  Instead of keeping our heads down to brace from the wind, we begin to notice the new life all around us.  Faces turn to the sun. You get the idea.  Renewal. Optimism. Hope.

The calendar says it’s spring even if the weather didn’t get the memo.

So consider this post a heads up. If you need a lift on Tuesdays or Thursdays, you can count on me for the next little while to do my best to provide you with one.

For today, I’ll just leave you with this amazing National Geographic webpage that I found when I punched into a search engine: “images spring flowers garden.”

You can find it here.  And here’s another sneak preview:

Photograph by Inne R Hardjanto, My Shot Tulips at Keukenhof Garden near Lisse, Netherlands.
Photograph by Inne R Hardjanto, My Shot
Tulips at Keukenhof Garden near Lisse, Netherlands.

 

Enjoy!

 

4 thoughts on “With Spring Comes Hope!

  1. Not spring everywhere, of course. I’m reminded of that by my Australian and New Zealand friends posting about cooler fall days and less daylight for cycling. Low of 3 last night in Dunedin, high of 14, frost soon. Their turn!

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  2. After spending three whole days in Chicago, you all have so much of my empathy and then some. Here’s hoping spring makes its way to you soon!

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