Spring is my FAVORITE time of year.
Everything is new!
After experiencing cold, bleak days with no sunshine nor sign of color.
There’s now visible life!
Spring signals Easter is around the corner…bright colors, cute rabbits, and chicks.
Bringing a resurrection story detailing the ultimate sacrifice for a dark world.
It, too, brings change.
Warmth is on its way!
I love how it feels on my face.
Oh, I don’t usually go out to enjoy spring as my allergies and asthma have kept me indoors, since childhood, but I still enjoy it from inside unless I get a rare day where the pollen count drops drastically. (That’s usually if a storm has rolled through like today.)
Some years, I miss catching the bluebells in the woods, but here they are!
And I just got an early birthday present from my sweet hubby. A larger iPhone…the 7! (I think he was surprised at how poorly I saw things, too…like his messages to me. 😉 )
So, I just had to test it out!
Physically it’s been a really rough couple of weeks, so I bolted out the door like a puppy that had been cooped up all day!
Enjoy the pictures.
Look! Even the weeds look pretty.
Well, it sure doesn’t look nor feel like spring around here, but I bought some flowers to help me pretend, anyhoo! 😀
One day, I was walking around my yard and saw this cute, little hydrangea struggling to be a big pom pom. All of the blooms just didn’t quite fill in.
But I loved the shape I saw!
The uniqueness of a heart-shaped hydrangea.
I later thought of an analogy.
If left with our thoughts, we tend to overthink and struggle too much to try and be something we are not. Others often see the uniqueness and beauty (in and through us) but somehow we are just too busy being consumed with trying to be something other than who we were created to be. Why can’t we step back sooner to see this…what others see?
I’m not sure if it’s a lifetime of experiences, age, access to mentors…
But I sure wish I could tell young people these things and have them believe me.
However, as a teenager once myself, I’m sure I would not have believed my wiser self, either.
Why is that?
I don’t know why it sometimes takes so long, but I guess as we age, life has a way of growing us deep and providing a comfortability with self.
So, be at rest young person (or maybe old) in how you were created.
Stop comparing, stop worrying, forget the “what ifs” because the sooner you do, the sooner you will enjoy your life the way you were meant to.
Life passes so quickly, that someday when you get older, you’ll look back and wish you had relaxed with who you
were are a lot sooner.
I love being older only for this one reason. I can just be me.
I don’t have to impress anyone or try to be something I’m not.
I guess time and life experiences have a way of teaching us depth and truth that was there all along.
Whatever your shape!