I Love the Springtime

It’s so beautiful today – I love the springtime – it feels so full of promise and new life. As part of our own personal development we evolve and get to recreate ourselves so much like the springtime.

I took a walk today, like I do most days, and felt that joy you get from being outside surrounded by nature on a beautiful sunny day.  I find that the more time I spend writing, the more I pay attention to my surroundings and it just blows my mind how truly intoxicating it is to be on a walk, and hanging out with mother nature, on a spectacular spring day.

I feel like I want to play hooky and go somewhere fun. Do you remember those days when you were going to grade school, high school, or college and the day just seemed to dance around cajoling you to come outside? It was mother nature at her finest and she was so much more enticing than anything going on inside – no matter what you were doing. 

Days like this just fill me with so much glee (how’s that for a fun word?)!  Over the years I’ve gotten out of the habit of really savoring nature. I don’t get outside enough, but today I’m making a commitment to change that. Besides my walks, I’m eating a meal or two in my backyard. Once the quarantine ends 😷, I’ll be off hiking, biking and going to outdoor events to name a few 一nothing really novel.  You should join me–it will be fun!

Nature is renewing

Being outside and in nature renews me. I love the serotonin rush I get from listening to the birds, watching the tree branches blow lazily in the wind, feeling the warm sun on my skin, smelling  the flowers and just taking it all in.

Some beautiful flowers from my “hood”

Quarantine reality check

Okay – and then the reality check. As I mentioned above, we are  still quarantined and depending on where you live, the places you can go may be a bit limited. So for the time being I’m exploring my “hood,”  and walking up and down different streets that I’ve barely taken time to know. I take   pictures of all the beautiful flowers in my neighbors’ yards. I love the smell of lavender from the lavish purple flowers – lavender wisteria一maybe, petunias-pretty sure on that one, the honeysuckle aroma of bougainvillea (sure on that one). Okay, I am so NOT an expert on flowers, but the result is the same–whatever their names, their sweet scents and brilliant oranges, purples, deep reds, dark pinks, just blow my mind.  

Sometimes “I get a good feeling”

I walked with a bit of a skip in my step as I paid attention to the sights and sounds of spring doing it’s thing and the song, Good Feeling by Flo Rida started playing in my head:

“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, sometimes I get a good feeling, yeah

I get a feeling that I never never never never had before, no no

I get a good feeling, yeah

Oh oh, sometimes I get a good feeling, yeah

I get a feeling that I never never never never had before, no no

I get a good feeling, yeah

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Check out the song – it’s full of cool and inspiring lyrics and “get that good feeling.”

I hope you enjoyed this little bit of springtime inspiration, as we all hope and pray this pandemic gets under control so can get back to normal.  In the meantime, take this as a “nudge” to get outside, pay attention and take the time to slow down and “smell the roses.” I actually did that today – stopped and smelled one of my neighbor’s roses and it was lovely.  

Picture of me, the bloggerer

Kathy 🙂

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