Hi everyone and Happy Spring!
I absolutely love this time of the year, I think it’s my favorite. The cherry, crab apple andmagnolia trees are in full bloom in the Northwest, and so are the goregous tulips and rhododendrons. I don’t know why it is, but every year my appreciation for the new life in the springtime grows.
I created a new Spring ritual for myself recently. Every time I go outside to get in my car or get out of my car to come into the house, I take a few minutes to stand under the vast array of blossoms from our extraordinarily amazing decorative cherry tree. I gaze up at the beautifully formed and perfect flowers, and I reach up and touch one. In doing this I am filled with appreciation at the wonder and beauty that fills the earth.
This ritual allows me to step outside my busy schedule, and bring something new into my life. It gives me a fresh perspective and expands my view of the world, and my life.
What new Spring ritual are you willing to create in your life? Will you take a different route to work, go for a walk at lunchtime, spend more play time with your kids, or take time to smell the flowers? What?