Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The dawning of spring

The sun rises quietly over the southern sky & a new day has begun. There is still a slight frost on the grass,the air has a bit of a nip but it is quickly warmed as the sun continues to rise. The grass begins to show signs of green & the trees start to bud & bloom. The early signs of spring have come to the Midwest & the long cold winter is slowly loosing it's grip.

This winter to me was a very difficult one. We had much more snow then normal & overall it was much colder then the past 11 winters I've spent in Indiana. This past week we've truly gotten a glimpse of spring. The temperature has reached as high as 60 degrees & I feel reborn again.

After living most of my life in the Midwest I have come to enjoy the spring because of all the possibilities it brings. I realize that we may have another snowstorm or two before spring actually stays but the beauty of the world reborn enlivens me & lifts my heart to new wonderful heights.

We all talk about "spring cleaning" as a way to clear out the old & begin anew. I challenge you to go beyond cleaning out the old "stuff" in your life. Why not take this time to clean out all the old patterns that no longer work in your life today. We all hang on to what we've always done because it's safe & comfortable. Challenge yourself to let these old ways go.

Take the time to examine everything in your life. Discard the stuff that doesn't work or that holds you back. Just as the sun returns to the northern hemisphere & nature begins it's own rebirth, you can be reborn too. You can become everything you've ever wanted to be. All it takes is letting go of the "old" ways & opening your heart to rediscover the love you have inside.

At times the winter feels like it will never end & when it comes to our lives until we shine the light of love outward into the world we can never dispel the darkness that we have inside. You are a unique & beautiful person. The world is a better place because you are here. Be reborn as nature is reborn & become what you are meant to be.

Till tomorrow,


Quote of the day:"Look at the spring as a time to be reborn to the life you've always wanted."

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Anonymous said...

Aw, thank you Bill. Although of course not written exclusively for me I really felt this message. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great words of wisdom Bill. I love spring, the season of my birth.


lena said...

I still feel like the winter will not end this year. Spring does not hurry up in here...

Great words, Bill. Loved that post of yours :)

Bernadine said...

This is such a good message Bill and one that I can certainly relate to on many different levels.

Although Spring in my area is further off (which can be seen and felt by the snow falling and 20 degree temperatures), I can nearly feel the excitement because I know that it is near.

It does feel like a season of rebirth, in so many ways - and I've received - thanks to you - yet another message of hope. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love spring. Today, as I walked out the front steps of the church, the sun was shining, and I just stopped, and took a moment to smell the pine trees and feel the warmth on my face.

I like your quote for today. I want to echo those exact feelings when I think of spring.

One of your best post so far! Really enjoyed this one!