Spring has come…
The adventure has begun!
Goodbye snow, sleet and grey days!
Hurray, hurray, hurray!
Well, many of us all over the country have been pulling our hair out waiting for winter to be over and Spring to get here! I think at this point most of us have welcomed Spring with open arms! Maybe we haven’t necessarily had this….
….but we’ve had lots and lots of cold, gloomy, drizzly weather. And, it’s been depressing! Besides that, I am no “spring chicken” anymore, and each day as I get older, the cold and chilly weather makes my bones ache and creak!
I’ll be the first to tell you, I take it for granted that I live so close to the ocean and don’t nearly enjoy it like I should. And, I am so looking forward to walking the beach, enjoying the fresh ocean breeze, and just digging my toes into the sand!
Even if you don’t live close to the ocean, I know you are probably “done” with the winter, and you’re telling yourself, “enough already, enough already!” I bet you are looking forward to some fresh air, sunshine, flowers and gardens!
I am looking forward to being outdoors, getting some Vitamin D in the sun, and taking weekend mini-breaks. When it finally stops raining and gets just a tad warmer, I am even looking forward to evenings sitting out front just resting and gazing at the beautiful sunsets, the peaceful moon, and yes … twinkling, little stars.
There is something about warmer and sunnier days that puts me in a much better mood! Research has shown there is a strong link between sunshine and our moods. Sunlight is credited with boosting positive moods, erasing negative moods, and improving energy. And similarly, experts have found pleasant weather improves mood, memory and creativity!
Well, you know what I say to that?? “Come on, sunshine! Come on, warmer weather! We welcome you with open arms!!!!!” Wherever you live, after this long winter, I bet you, too, are looking forward to some R&R outside in the fresh, warmer air! I know I am.
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” (Harriet Ann Jacobs)
Maybe we’ll run into each other walking through the park, on a trail in the woods, or strolling on the beach.
“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” (Gustav Mahler)
Your sunny friend –