The Whisper of Spring…

The first weekend of February has flitted over the horizon and now as we glide into this month of midwinter, thoughts of spring are seeping slowly into mind. Not that I’m trying to rush time, mind you. I’m perfectly content in this moment but this weekend, while playing outside in the snow with my husband and daughter, I caught the faintest whiffs of spring in the air.

It’s hard to describe unless you know what I’m talking about. Winter can become stale. Snow gets dirtier as time passes unless more snow falls and covers it up. But every once in a while, if you are lucky, you can smell this freshness in the air. It is carried on the winds of March that are gently whispering its promise of spring in your ear.

It’s delightful. It’s rejuvenating! Have you experienced it? I do so hope you have!

Anyway, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking (still) and my focus is going to be on three basic things, my family (home), my writing and kettlebells. Mind. Spirit. Body.  I’m going to stop fretting about all the things I am NOT doing or not getting to. I’m going to zero in and just focus on those three things. Writing encompasses my blog, my writing group, my own stories and poetry just to be clear.

I thought about this yesterday when I was outside inhaling all the clean, fresh air that I could and a sense of calm spread through me and over me as I came to this conclusion.  It is a wonderful feeling. It is freeing.

I’m not saying I won’t have my bad days or my doubts. They are always there but I’m not going to worry about them. I’m going to continue being in my moment with my three things and with the promise of spring whispering softly into my ear.

0 thoughts on “The Whisper of Spring…

  1. What a nice recommitment to yourself. This was really, I don’t know, calming? I felt good after reading it, so thank you.

    I understand that sense of …something in the air. Much like the smell of rain, teasing us here in the desert.

  2. I love that smell, especially when it gets warm enough to open up the windows and let the whole house air out and fill with it.

    I’m glad to read that you are throwing your hat into the quest for the glow! Simplicity has a virtue to it. 😀

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  4. The smell of spring hasn’t quite reached these parts yet but I certainly am anticipating it. I’m glad that you have your plan pared down to three important factors; I could do with some of that foresight myself 🙂

  5. I do know those whiffs of spring. They won’t show up here for a while yet, but when they do, I swear they go straight to the marrow of my bones and wake them back up.

    So glad that you’re feeling all this optimism and commitment. 2011 had better just lie back and let you take charge.

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