Did you weather the winter well?
I know we are starting to see the buds of spring and we already have sprang those clocks forward and the official day of spring is just around the corner (side note: I’m planning something special for the first day of spring so stay tuned). But for several days winter has been invading my thoughts.
What comes to mind when you hear the word winter? Frigid temperatures, short days, sitting by the fire and suiting up in sweaters and coats are just a few of the images that come to mind. You know another thing that gets my attention during the winter? Trees(actually that’s during any season). As I travel back and forth to work, I have been taking note of the trees. Of course a good number of them are standing bare in their full glory and some have the good pleasure of being evergreen. But it’s the many toppled, bent, and uprooted trees that have really garnered my attention. The toppled trees are not just new baby brush but one’s that have withstood several storms past. Yep big tall trees I’d expect to securely anchored.
Did you survive the winter? No I don’t just mean the natural season of winter but rather the winter season of your life. You know the season of our lives were it looks like nothing is growing-nothing is happening-stuff looks D E A D.
Winter for many of us is not the most welcomed season because of that death-like appearance. The world celebrations liveliness and making a showing. No one wants their barrenness to be on display. But how we manage our often unwelcomed winter seasons can impact how readily we embrace our spring seasons of life.
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