A bit of midweek inspiration: Spring is coming!

Wild violetPretty soon I’ll see the return of these wild violets to my lawn–I can’t wait!

Spring officially arrives on March 20. I’m so happy about this that I’m (almost) willing to strap on a sandwich board proclaiming, “The end is near!”

It’s been a hard winter. Full of cold, snow and the winter blues, I found myself asking, “Why do I live here?” quite often.

It’s an existential crisis I face every year. Then, spring arrives and I find the answer. Seeing the bits of green grass and the tops of daffodils poking out of the ground, smelling the sunshine in the air and experiencing longer hours of daylight gives me the greatest joy. I know it’s said that happiness is a choice, but when the sun is shining and the landscape is waking up from its winter nap, I don’t see how one can choose anything but happy.

So, today I celebrate spring as a source of great inspiration. Lady Bird Johnson gives the perfect explanation why, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”