It is Spring and everywhere I turn I see new life. There is a wonderful new colt with his mom; he is all legs. There is the six little fluffy geese down by the lake all chirping away. There are the trees busting with new growth and the smell of blossoms everywhere. There are big bushes of purple lilac perfuming the neighborhoods. The wild flowers up in the mountains have begun to appear. My seeds for my garden have come up and now get to bask in the sun and showers of the season. Life is bursting out all over the place. I love this time of year. I am inspired by nature and this cycle of new births. I feel energized and renewed as if new parts of me are coming alive.
How does spring feel to you? Hopefully you are not too busy to notice and are part of this renewal? What parts in your life do you want to rebirth or freshly recreate? Here are 8 ideas for renewal:
• Put a fresh coat of paint on the body by having it tinted ever so lightly by the sun.
• Open your heart and let the old stuff go. A fresh airing out can do wonders.
• Get out and exercise, feel the pump, let the sweat roll and enjoy being in your body as if moves.
• Go for a quiet walk and let the mind slow down and take in the beauty. An appreciating mind is a calm and inspired mind.
• Plan to go to a spa for a day of self-care and relaxation. Leaving the tension behind opens new possibilities.
• Join with nature and let you eyes sparkle with the joy of aliveness. See all the new and be renewed.
• Make play a priority at least once a week. Enjoy life and nurture the aliveness of the child within.
• Let your spirit soar past limiting beliefs and blossom into its fully unlimited beauty and potential.
Your goal, if you choose to accept, is to add at least two other renewal ideas that would be really good for you to do. Then you have 10 options to explore often to bring out your best. The more you do for yourself, the more you will have to give to the world.
All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
Is it so small a thing
To have enjoy'd the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done...