Spring is finally upon us, and for many, the warmth is starting to stick around. We often take advantage of the warmer weather to open the windows and clean out the darkest recesses of our homes. Closets, cabinets, garages. They all get a facelift as we embrace the energy that comes with spring.
What if we took the same opportunity to clear out ourselves? To get rid of things we no longer need and revamp the ones that we do. In January, we make New Year’s Resolutions that often don’t make it past February. As we dredge through the final months of winter, we forget all those things that we wanted to focus on this year.
And that’s okay. It happens to the best of us. And, we have this amazing opportunity to do some much needed spring cleaning. A chance to revisit those changes we had so hoped to bring about during the new year. The year may not be so new anymore, but those changes can happen any time.
We’re eager to throw out old clothes and books, but what about old grudges and pain? We want to clean the cobwebs in the corners of the cupboards. What about the cobwebs on old relationships with family and friends?
Spring is all about change and renovation. I have a quote on the wall that says, “Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change that truly be.” What a beautiful concept. Spring brings new life. Flowers bloom and animals leave their hibernation. There are so many beautiful things happening in spring. And we can be a part of it.
Take the opportunity to revisit that list of resolutions. Take a moment to ponder on what truly matters and what can be tossed in the trash. Take the time to be with those you love most. And most of all, take a look at all the beauty that spring brings.
It’s a wonderful time of year to work toward the “you” you’ve always wanted to be.