...And all around I see signs of new life beginning, and being renewed. I like to take the time to look around and see colors and life spring into action-feels like we've been in a cave for months and now just discovering the world for the first time.
People tend to become more tolerable of each other, peaceful, ready to tune up and tan their bodies, work out and eat more healthy foods.
I also love the smell of fresh cut grass:
Thank God the rain has ceased for a spell in order to do a little yard work:
Planted phlox, put down fresh soil, fertilizer,
and even something to get rid of those pesky dandelions (et tu a sign of spring)!
I haven't had the chance to scrap anything lately, not even a digital page! But I was sitting at a stop light last week and I happened to look up, and the distant horizon looked to me like a giant pink and purple mountain spread across the sky. And posted to the left of that scene was a billboard sign that said "Got Life?"
Everything seemed to slow to a stop. The view was beautiful. The thought was provoking.
From year to year the seasons change, from Winter, to Spring, then from Summer to Fall-it's expected! And it happens! But what goes on in between these changes?
What do you do with your life?
Hibernation occurs during winter, plants, insects and animals sleep and a preserving process takes place. And while asleep, they are taken care of unaware of the elements around them. Nature is protected. What keeps us while we are in that state?
You know, a friend of ours says "everyone has two dates-a birth date and a date of death, but it's what you do in-between those dates that count"! That little hyphen has such a big impact.
John 10:10 tells us "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly".
I will live life to the fullest, stopping each season to grab onto and appreciate the simple things around me. I will enjoy family and friends, and by faith and prayer, persevere through difficult times. Resting in Him and believing that He protects me. So, Yes, I have life! And it is good!
So now I ask you-"Got Life?"
And remember everyday to,
Let Life Inspire You!
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."