This is my most favorite time of the year! Here are some things I love about this season...
- sitting on a lawn chair in the backyard sunning and reading a good book. i am so motivated, for some reason, by the sunny skies and warmer air to get out, kick my shoes off and read or study outside.
that is, if Charlotte doesn't steal my chair first! :)
fresh spring air that is usually condusive to a nice jog. i break the shorts out, to the dismay of neighbors and other patrons at Shelby Farms. i must begin to get those "sidewalk chalk sticks" some color!
blooming flowers. they are so pretty! this year i have even more of a reason to adore those lovely Hibiscus trees we have at our home. i can't wait to admire them this spring...from the front porch. all winter they have been safe in the warm haven of our humble abode, one in the den and one in the dining room. not only have they been able to thrive and occassionally flower in mid-winter but our lovely pups have also enjoyed eating the soil from the pots! thus, we have to vaccum our carpets almost daily to keep our house from looking like a nursery.
- i love the sound of birds in the air and children at play. it represents new life to me. i also no longer feel so bad for those children as they wait on the corner for the bus so early each morning.
- i enjoy getting to wear clothes i have stored away during the winter. flip flops, peep toe pumps, fun toenail polish, springy skirts.
- it really brightens my day, in the spring, to drive with the windows down, the sunroof open and sip on iced cofee after a long winter. even on the way to work, it helps to breathe life into what would usually be an ordinary commute.
The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness,
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"Therefore I have hope in Him."