It finally feels like spring!
I am writing out on the deck today, trying to soak up every moment of this beautiful weather. Most of the snow has melted now, and even the puddle in the back yard is starting to dry up. Unfortunately, where I live, you can’t necessarily trust the weather to stay like this. Chances are we could have another major snowfall by the end of April (or June, for that matter). But I will enjoy this while it lasts.
I love spring. I have always loved spring. I don’t know if I have a favorite season or not, but spring is definitely up there. It is just so fresh, and new, and revitalizing. Every year, when the weather warms up, I just crave open windows and fresh air. I just want to bask in the sunlight and soak up its warmth forever. It feels so good for the soul.
Do you ever wish there was a ‘pause’ button for life? I do. And its moments like these that I would press pause on. Moments where I just get to sit outside in the sunshine, peacefully thinking about and processing life, so appreciating God’s creation, and enjoying the way my senses are being brought to life.
I can feel the light breeze flowing through my hair. I can hear the sounds of the remainder of last fall’s leaves rustling on the trees. I can smell the freshness of spring in the air. And my eyes are being delighted by the brilliance of the bright blue spring sky. There is something about it all that feels a little bit like magic to me.
It’s perfect. And I wish I could press pause and stay here a while longer. Here, where there is no anxiety. Here, where there is no fear. Here, where I am alive and at peace.
But maybe instead of pressing pause, I can learn how to take the magic of spring into the rest of my life. Maybe I can commit this moment to memory, and close my eyes when anxiety strikes to remember this feeling. Wouldn’t that be lovely? I think I’ll try.
What is your favorite season? And what do you love about it?