Spring into Spring with Appreciation

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilk

bird song

Spring is here and in Austin that equates to shorts, tanks, strawberries, smoothies, Barton Springs, bluebonnets, bright colors and bike rides all in a day’s work. For some, this leisure will be limited to the weekend, but for all, Spring shines its sun to greet us with the whispering of possibility for inner growth in bird sound.

Much like the holy days that surround this seasonal transition, Spring offers us a chance to see that things change, and for the better; liberation, freedom, faith and community adorn this transition. Flowers bloom, days are brighter, we sit up taller, the grass is greener and there are more outside community activities.

Sometimes it is hard to appreciate and notice this changing season and the significance it has on our bodies, minds and relationships. We work in organizations or companies that have little windows or no windows at all. We get 30 min breaks that allow us to go outside for a bit if we don’t need to tend to emails on our lunch. But if we give a moments notice to the difference the sun, the air and the bright colors have on our daily lives, I think we will be pleasantly surprised.

I urge you, this year notice this time of renewal, cleansing and rejuvenation. Breathe in the fresh air walking to your car, make plans to be outside, travel to the Hill Country to see the bluebonnets and take time to reflect on life’s transitions. See the beauty in change. Reflect on the blossoming in your life.

The season is upon us, so the time is now to notice and appreciate the gorgeousness of your life. Let your heart’s voice be heard across the state and let it invite others to sing along.

-Jess

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