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“The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh, a shout, and a hand full of flowers.” # quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Bright blue skies, baby birds, and the budding of new flowers; a few of nature’s reminders that life is renewed  once again after the long days of winter. In the spring life expands and stretches in all directions. The earth is green with exuberance, and life creeps out from the places that have sheltered it, to hope again that good things will be their promise.

Spring is crazy good, filled with hope of the new, and resurrection.  New is glorious, new is wonderful, but new can be scary, a little disappointing, and confusing too. Life is bursting with hope and possibilities, uncertainties and no guarantees.

And like the new springing up around us, it  happens in our lives too.  Suddenly we can see. The landscape we’ve passed before without seeing, we hear the lyrics of hope in the songs of the birds, and waves of the sea. We find the joy in a single moment that renews us enough to face another of the challenges that life is sure to bring us, and we breathe.