Monday, February 17, 2020

Are You Craving Spring?

Anyone else craving Spring?

I totally am.  Yup, I know, I am in Minnesota and by choosing to live here I am choosing to take the weather as it comes and goes.  And in all honesty, this Winter hasn't been that bad, or felt as long as in past years.  Here we are, one week left in February and the past months have gone by pretty quickly.

I am now just beginning to crave Spring.  So, despite being surrounded by snow, knowing more snow is on the way, I decided to de-Winter the inside of my house and let Spring come out.

Spring may not start showing up for another month outside, but I have bits of bright sunny colors all around the house.  It was a much needed switch.

Are you ready for the next season?

I am ready for longer days, more sun, more warmth.  I am ready to see the freshness, the new growth, the blooming that comes with the change from Winter to Spring.

There is a shift that happens when the seasons shift.  As we head into Winter, I want to head into hibernation mode.  But in Spring (one of my favorite times of year), I am ready to release, change things up, grow, and bloom.

So in my house, I try to have those things as reminders throughout.  Little bursts of color, warmth, blooms, change.  Once the snow goes away, outside will follow suit.  But sometimes, starting a little early inside gives hope, motivation, encouragement.

Interestingly enough, my word for March is release, April is steady, and May is dream.  It will be interesting to see how they play out during each month and how it intertwines with my yearly word light.  Spring is full of these things, but how my path goes is yet to be determined.  What I do know, is that as God says there is a season for everything and the He has got me on this path.  If I open my heart, release what I can I will be able to steady myself within His grace and love.

While I am not pushing for physical signs of Spring to start showing up outside yet, because it is too early for many things, I do know that they are getting ready to push forth and open, to bloom, to grow.  And so am I.

Which season do you most look forward to?  Why?

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