The First Day of Spring

“It’s the first day of spring….And my life is starting over again.”

– Noah & The Whale: The First Day of Spring

No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.

No matter what winter brought you, the world turns a page and melts away the cold hearts, the frozen dreams, the fruitless work and fading love.

Isn’t that the beauty of a fresh start? “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the sun.”- Ecclesiastes 3:11.

What are you waiting for this new chapter to bring? And how will you live? And will how you live define the quality of your fresh start?

Although a new season creates the condition for growth, and renewal and change: it takes the planting, the watering, the TLC to make the flowers grow. Where do you need some watering in your life? You can’t expect the same winter flowers to break out of the frost on their own.

Make this new season the foundation for a new start to the dead things in your life. May spring’s petals pave the path to your new birth. The hopes that are held in the darkness are the flowers that bloom in the light. 145811372663822-2

Wide Open Spaces

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🎶She needs wide open space, room to make her big mistakes🎶- Dixie Chicks: Wide Open Spaces

The most important thing you can do in the journey of reaching your goals is give yourself room. Room to make the big mistakes and learn from them. Learn about yourself and the only way you can do that is to be. Don’t live a restricted, constricted life. Don’t allow yourself to shrink because of anyone or anything. You are vast and your life is an open field to graze on. Be free. As you check in on yourself in the half-way through this year, I hope you let yourself make mistakes “Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, this year, next year and forever.