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New Beginnings

Spring

Windows open, cool breeze, warm temperatures, and almost smell the season of spring that’s in the air. A time when inspiration comes to life to organize, clean, and possibility start new projects. I enjoy feeling that incentive to open the windows, to go outside, and ideas begin to flow. Plans are made for summer vacations, get-together with friends and family, and schedules become filled with positive plans.

The outside becomes revitalized from the cold winter that kept me indoors. It can become a time for new beginnings. I feel rejuvenated and young to enjoy the park with my grand-kids, to walk around the lake, and freedom from the heavy coats and sweaters.

At times, it may be easy to restore some furniture, refresh the paint in a room, but it can be harder to uplift the spirit when ideas did not materialize as planned or some changes came with unplanned confusion or disappointments.

I think there are times in life, like the changing of the seasons to let go and start again. To establish new goals, toss out the old ideas, and begin again. It’s a project like any other; it takes time and effort. I think about goals that were previously established and not achieved, but like spring, it’s time to let go and begin again. Let go of the regrets, let go of the cold thoughts, let go of the heavy worries, and spring forward to a new beginning!

New Beginnings

Bursting through the soil,
Reaching for the sunlight,
Flowing in the breezed,
Buds and blooms begin again.

Fresh colors of rainbows,
Fragrances to stimulate,
Buzzing sounds to gather,
The outside comes to life.

Blue skies to inspire,
Green carpets to explore,
Nature gives birth to spring,
Songs of hope to sing!

SGW

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Anticipation

Anticipation
With the changes in technology, I too have learned how to send a text, check my email on the phone, take pictures and post on social networks, but I have realized my expectations lack anticipation. I have lost that romantic era of letter writing and the connection with my feelings, hopes, and dreams as I long for a response. Those days when I would record in a journal how my heart longs, the days seem endless, and my observations of my surroundings.

There was a time when I was told “Patience is a Virtue,” that it had meaning. I was encouraged to learn to be patient, to maintain steady perseverance, a quality to suppress restlessness without complaint. It would become goodness, an admirable quality that would enhance my life and character.

Excuses I would like to list, blame I can place on broad, general categories, but the truth of the matter, I have to take responsibility with change, to accept new things that can benefit and hold onto the building stepping-stones of the process that got me this far.

My grandson turned 10 years old this month, and I have enjoyed sharing with him each year we celebrate. This year he expressed that he was growing up and felt he had out-grown a few things. There are things we out grow, but virtues, morals, and patience should not be on that list. Those ingredients have become the stepping-stones that assisted, encouraged, and offered guidance to the technology we so much enjoy today. That anticipation to build a better tomorrow depends on those virtues of yesterday being used.

I was once told that when someone beholds and acquires patience, then that person will learn to observe, learn to expand new information, and share a sense of calmness, peacefulness to others which gives some stability to one’s community.

Yes, I will admit, I like the convenience of an instant response to my questions when I text, but I also miss those moments when I would day-dream while I waited and came up with new, creative ideas to keep me busy! Those innovative moments when ideas became gifts for others on their birthday, gifts that benefited a loved one and expanded my horizons in crafts, photography and writing!

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