Blooming Boomers

May 9, 2014

SPRING…THE SEASON OF HOPE

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The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.     Bern Williams

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May is a month of hope. I know. I have seen it with my own eyes. But one needs to pay close attention. I walk around our vast yard looking for signs that Spring has, indeed, arrived. The calendar tells me it’s here but today, as I write this, it is snowing. In May. Nevertheless, I choose to see the glass as half full so I look. And I find little green shoots of grass poking up through the dirt. And snow.

“Under the giving snow, blossoms a daring Spring” writes, Terri Guillemets.

And I smile. How can such a simple thing as a little shoot of grass bring such pleasure? Is it the arrival, finally, of something for which we have waited so long…so patiently? If that is true, do people in Florida, whose grass has never been blanketed with snow get as excited over a tiny blade of grass as we who live up North? Perhaps because they experience it all the time, they take it for granted? I’ll have to ask my sister who lives there.

I think it’s one of life’s simple pleasures to take notice of the beauty of the birth of yet another season. Arthur Rubenstein says, “The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other.” I love that! And I love experiencing the different seasons! That is one of the reasons I choose to continue living in Minnesota. Despite the never ending snow! And cold! Or is it that I bore easily? I choose to believe the former.

Yes, a new season has arrived. And this season is as fresh as the dew in the early morn. This season speaks of hope and a rebirth of sorts. Those little shoots of green grass remind us that there is beauty ahead. There is something new on the horizon. The snow won’t be here forever, though sometimes it seems that way.

Our lives can be like that. You may go through a cold dark winter in your life. It may even last too long. But if you look deeper, you will see little shoots of hope poking through the snow. Yes, a new season of life is just ahead. Be patient. Pay close attention. Make sure your glass is half full. And look deeply for it. Because it is sure to come. One proverb I discovered said, “No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow.”  You can count on it! Millions of people have experienced this long-awaited Spring and have written to tell about it!

So today go out and search for that new sign of Spring, no matter how small. That is a picture of hope. Then with your glass half full, see the hope of a new season in your life. Look deeply for it. It is sure to come.

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