Spring: A Day for New Beginnings

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TulipsToday is the first day of spring, a day for new beginnings. As a season, it is a time of beautiful changes in nature: warmer weather, trees and flowers beginning to bud and birds returning from their winter dwellings, (that includes snowbirds like me.) Many people begin the process of cleaning up their yards and gardens in preparation for planting.  If you were born before 1960 you may even attack your house from top to bottom for spring cleaning.

How about “spring cleaning” your life? At the end of the day, the things you say “I should have done,” become like dust in your closet, bogging you down. I woke up this morning thinking about what I would like to clean out of my life and what new beginning that would create.  It could be something as small as calling a friend you’ve neglected lately or as big as making a final decision on where you want to reside. Here are a few of the ideas that popped into my head as I was contemplating this post.

Things you can do:

  • take a walk each day
  • read for thirty minutes every day
  • turn off electronic devices for a period of time
  • reach out to someone whom you know needs a friend
  • make a daily list  of three things you want to accomplish

Things to think about:

  • allow yourself to have fun
  • appreciate the little things in your life that make you happy
  • stop being hard on yourself
  • look at the glass as half full, not half empty
  • be more accepting of others less like yourself

These are just ten ideas that came with little thought. You can come up with many, I am sure, that would be meaningful in your life, and would create a new beginning. Thinking about it makes me feel like I’m taking in a breath of fresh air and breathing out a bit of  old “dust.”

Let go of the “should have” thoughts and give yourself a fresh start. Choose something that will make you feel the newness of spring. I guarantee it will put a smile on your face and lighten your step. Write and tell me what you chose and I promise to respond by sharing my own “new beginning.”

Happy Spring, Happy New Beginning! Roberta

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