Having survived and thawed out from the bone chilling temperatures of Winter, we eagerly welcome the newness of Spring. Just feeling the warmer weather, grass turning green, and seeing the beauty of the blooming trees and flowers should be more than enough to lift our moods. This season comes in bringing new beginnings, a rebirth of optimism and hope, as well as the boundless opportunities just waiting to present themselves to us. Hopefully, we'll have enough courage and the wherewithal to pursue them.
Even during this pandemic, there are ways to seek personal growth by stepping outside of our comfort zones and trying new things. With more free time on our hands and mostly homebound for work and school there are many other creative ways to safely get out and try some of the things you've always wanted to do. Act out of the ordinary, prepare a meal from that recipe you've been wanting to try, try your hand at gardening, or maybe taking that online class you've been looking at. The possibilities are endless.
Spring is also the time to strengthen the bonds with your family and friends. It costs nothing to reach out with a quick phone call, text or email. Communication plays an important part in keeping everyone connected and everyone spirits up. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. Pursue all of your goals with faith, purpose, and of course, safety. Do something new and try it with a positive attitude and a renewed outlook for living your life. To quote someone I know and respect a great deal, "Choose to live and just don't merely exist. "