When I think of spring, I think of new beginnings. The birds wake us up with early morning serenades as they sing celebratory lyrics. They coax us to get out of bed and put on our happy feet and move to earth’s new rhythms.
Trees slowing blossom and the sun peeks from behind those hazy clouds. We gently break into a smile as we realize that we have kissed by its rays from the heavens. They bring us hope and as weary wanderers, we sigh knowing that everything is being born again.
We begin to feel inspired and we know that this is the perfect season to initiate that spring cleaning. We create those ‘to do lists’ and strike off each completed task one at a time as we clean closets and fulfill those other long, anticipated chores. We throw out those items that are no longer needed or those things that simply weigh us down and hold us back.
We may put on some upbeat music as we synchronize our clearing away process with those indelible beats. A list of new, refreshing ideas may flow forth as we keep our hands moving and if we are wise, we will pause and write them down before we forget what they whispered to us.
Most importantly, we cleanse our minds of the old, decrepit ways of thinking and we flush away all that is no longer useful to us. When painful, past scenes roll across the screens of our minds, we silently hit the delete button to erase or blot them out so that they never come up again.
We breathe and we consciously feel refreshed and renewed as we replace the old with the new. We recall the words of Jesus, the Master Teacher who said, “You cannot pour new wine into old wine skins.” Thus, we are born again feeling brand new!
Lynn M. March 31, 2018