Growing up in New England, I’ve learned to appreciate all of the four seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter. Each holds its own magic and merriment… long, bright days spent outdoors in the warm sun, beautiful, fresh breezes while admiring stunning foliage, cozy sweaters while sipping hot cocoa and decorating the Christmas tree!
As Winter melts away, Spring brings its own unique combination of comfort and renewal. The days become longer and warmer persuading us to get outside or to be more active. Flowers bloom again and animals emerge encouraging growth in all of us. It is a time of restoration, hope, and light! Let us welcome the season with open arms…
Here are some of my favorite things about SPRING!
Flowers – One of my absolute favorite things about the springtime is when you first take notice of the flowers budding. It is a sure sign that nature is awakening from its winter’s nap. First you spy a tiny bit of green emerging from the soil, then you watch it grow each day until it blooms. During this process, we are taught renewal and patience… such a beautiful thing!
More Daylight – You know those days when you wake up, head to work when it is dark, work a full day , only to realize that it is dark outside when you leave? You could ask yourself, “Did today even exist”? All that darkness really puts a damper on everyone’s mood. In the spring, the days are lingers which means there is more sunlight! Yay! This totally brightens your mood and makes you feel more productive, rather than wanting to dive in to your pjs at 3pm on a Saturday. More daylight means you can spend more time doing what you love to do! Cheers to that!
Eating Healthier – I definitely think that I eat healthier in the spring and summer. Maybe it is because when it is cold in the winter, I prefer to nosh on warm comfort foods like mashed potatoes and chicken pot pie… Or could it be because fresh fruit and vegetables can be picked straight from my garden in the warmer months? Either way I am grateful for fresh, healthy, delicious food that is readily available during the spring and summer!
Outdoor activities – There is more sunlight and the temperatures are more moderate in the spring than in the winter months, which means most of us will be spending time outdoors! My favorite things to do outside in the springtime include exercising, gardening, reading, and meditating. Some things just feel better in the sunlight and fresh air, right?!
Animals – Most animals hide away during the harsh winter’s of New England. When springtime arrives, it brings with it wildlife. Chirping birds, scurrying squirrels and chipmunks, along with others. I love to hang a hummingbird feeder from my deck and watch the tiny wonderful creatures stop for a visit on sugar water!
Happiness – It might be my imagination but I think that everyone welcomes spring with a giant smile on their faces! People’s happiness will always be one of my favorite things, regardless of the season!