“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” – Robin Williams
A blue California Scrub Jay just landed outside my window. His beautiful white beard and bright blue feathers seemed to glow in the early morning sun. He hopped across the fence and suddenly dove down and picked up some seeds he spotted on the ground. He jumped back to the fence and then soared into the sky.
Spring! I know it started a couple of weeks ago, but this weekend finally felt like Spring. Having been safe-at-home inside for the past several months, there is something wonderfully hopeful about the budding, blooming and greening debuting outside our windows. When I take a walk outside, I see new life emerging from the death of winter. Fresh new green leaves are unfolding on the ivy and trees. Seedlings are poking their heads toward the sun. Tiny flowers begin to pop color across the faded winter landscape. I look up and see birds like my early morning blue Jay visitor, swimming through the new Spring air, singing and dancing across the sky. I hear and see the squirrels running across the yard, darting gracefully over fences and up the trees with renewed vigor and determination. Spring is here!
It is easy to be busy. We all have planning to do, tasks to complete and meetings to attend. But before you get too lost in the hustle, I encourage you to take some time this week to enjoy Spring. Go for a walk. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit outside and relish the melody. Listen to the sounds. All creation sings, “We begin again!” Drink in the new colors. Smell that new life energy. Breathe in the cool April air and embrace the warming sun, peeking over the housetops. Don’t miss it! We are all part of this springtime party. Enjoy it!