Spring is my MOST favorite time of the year. I wait all winter for it to come. I search for the first blossoms and cheer at the first bloom. Part of the joy comes from the expectation of all the goodness that's on it's way. It's also a time to renew, de-clutter and get organized. When I think of spring-cleaning, I imagine clearing up old dust bunnies under the coach, opening the windows and freshening up every inch of my space. It's a good way to let go of the old and focus on what lies ahead.
Today, my vision of spring did not fulfill my expectations. Instead I awoke to a pure white layer of brilliant snow. It's not what I had imagined or hoped for on the first day of spring, but nonetheless- it is stunning.
The pureness of the day inspired me to think of how to celebrate the new season in a different way. Instead of cleaning my home, I realized it's my mind that needs some de-cluttering. There's so much going on in there... it really needs to be opened up and aired out!
So, I got a giant poster board and wrote everything that's on my mind, and there's a lot! It feels good to get it all down on paper, to release it from my mind and see it all splayed out in front of me. Will I be able to remodel the kitchen, take care of making that living will, build the new business and all that goes with that, be a good parent, spouse, friend... and so on? Well, I will surely try. My expectations are that things will turn out right, like a spring blossom coming into bloom, but I'm also open to another brilliant scene that might unfold and remind me that beauty and joy come in many forms.