Life is filled with seasons and this is a different season,
March 1st - a new season is on the way
Autumn to winter, winter to spring,
Spring into summer, summer into fall—
So roles the changing year, and so we change’
Motion so swift, we know not that we move.
Dinah Mulock Craik
Thoughts of Spring have been on my mind, more than not, these days. But the truth is that Spring would not be so glorious without the winter that precedes it.
A new season is on the way and with it changes and new opportunities. Change is constant and there is nothing we can do to stop it. We just have to make the best of what comes our way. We need to see the possibilities and not the problems. Don’t spend your life thinking ‘if only’ you had something else. If only is the thief of what could be.
Celebrate each season, for you too, are transformed with the turns of the earth.
Here in northern Ohio, we are blessed to have the 4 seasons of the year, but Spring is probably my favorite. I want to be outdoors and enjoy nature. To breathe in the fresh air after months being inside with every thing closed up. I want to be able to fling open the windows. The possibilities truly do seem endless.
I may be in the winter season of life, but in my heart, Spring says it is not over yet. I’ll be 75 this month. In this day and age it really isn’t old, so many are living longer. Change is a way of life, and I feel its effects more and more. But I wouldn’t want to go back and be young again. I’m thankful for every precious moment and am glad to have lived the years I have.
Still I remain open to change, exploring new ideas and new ways of doing things. Spring says it’s not over yet. It’s a season of renewal, rebirth and new possibilities. New life happens and transformation begins.
The four seasons of nature are a helpful way to recognize that there are profound changes that can come with the seasons of our lives. Recognizing the seasons, honors the changes in our lives. Honoring the season, honors the truth that some changes are welcome, and some are not. But to live is to know change.