|Posted by Rosetta McHugh on March 14, 2011 at 2:51 PM|
I finally begin to feel spring is in the air. Never mind the fact that I saw robbins out in February, or that the Canadian geese have already headed north. Spring is happening because ....."I SAID SO!"
Now for those of you who may be thinking, that I am thinking, that I am so important to God our Creator, that He would listen to me and make spring happen because "I said so", as fun for me as that sounds, it is not at all what I think that matters.
Spring is happening because I choose to come out of my wintery thinking processes. I have a habit of not wanting to let go of winter sometimes because I love snow so much. When there is snow on the ground, cold weather fits and cold doesn't hurt as bad. But when the snow melts and everything turns to yucky mud, then I have to let go of winter and embrace springtime. (I do have hope that there may be a little snow happening in springtime.)
There's a few springtime signs that have helped. For instance....The mail man has helped by delivering garden catalogs. Oh wait! I was getting those back in the winter.
Also the dogs are shedding their winter coats. Oh wait! They shed all year long.
The Lilac shrubs have buds on them, Oh wait! They did that last year too; budding too early. Let's see. well now. I guess I have run out of signs for spring.
So I guess the signs of spring are hidden in my brain. I have to admit that winter is over and not go by the calendar or the normal signs. This is the time of year we have to forge ahead with our thinking process and renew our goals in life as spring renews this earthly life. God created seasons in our world and that means He is not against the need to change things up a bit. If we never change, even in our thinking, we never learn and experience new things. We die and wither away. I love winter! And even though I don't always want it to be over, I love the new spring that follows. The earth begins to warm, the ground swells with new life and the trees bud with new leaves that wave in the wind. Oh wait! It will be time to start the garden and the mowing soon. I don't think we're ready for that yet. Maybe we could have winter for just a couple more weeks or so to give me time to get use to all the work I'll have to do. Yeah! Thats it! We'll wait on spring for a while. Maybe even skip spring and go straight to summer. Yep! Sounds like a plan to me!
Never stop thinking!