Friday, April 18, 2014
Signs of Spring
Yippee, we are finally, and I really mean that, finally we are seeing signs of Spring in our corner of the world. Now those little buds probably aren't the most robust signs of Spring, but for me those little tiny nubs of color represent signs of the beauty that will burst forth in days to come. With the forecast of 60's and 70's with a shower or two is indeed the requirement we need to finally leave old man Winter behind, good riddance I say, and a halleluja welcome to Spring.
The daffodils are making an appearance but with that snow earlier this week, it kinda lowered their little faces downward...I am hoping with the sun back and the temps more springlike, their little faces will once again turn upward toward that warming sun.
Another huge sign of Spring, at least around my house, is Cinder is no longer wearing her bright red Christmas sweater. She was so out of fashion for far too long so begone and another good riddance....I did buy her a bright pink one somewhere around February, but there must have been something in the material that bothered her because she scratched it until it was literally in shreds, so it was back to the red one. And fyi, Toby is making great strides in healing. And he sits still and lets me put in those ear drops without a whimper or a snarl.
No, the tulips are not blooming here yet, still have to purchase them at TJ's, but what would Easter week be without those beautiful blooms that represent Spring and new life.....
Today we Christians honor and celebrate "Good Friday", the day that Jesus Christ died on the cross for mankind. In these last 40 days prior to Easter Sunday I have given much thought and tried to be mindful of giving up something "bad" for Lent. No, I did not give up candy or Pepsi or desserts, but what I have tried to give up is apathy, jealousy and being judgemental, being more mindful of conversations, and realizing that with each passing day my life has decreased by one, so living it to it's fullness and awareness is of the utmost importance.
Happy Easter, friends, may your life be full of the grace of new life.
If you have a moment, please hop over to my collaborative blog "Focusing On Life" where I am musing on the platform of our lives.
Until next time....