Today is sunny and there is a hint of spring in the air. Over the last few days, I have noted upon awakening that it is lighter out, sparing me the need to turn on the lights as I make lunches and wake my teenagers for school. The early light energizes me. This is especially notable as I am not a morning person.
With the white snow on the ground and the luminous bright star in the sky, everything is glistening. I know it is cold, but as I head out to have coffee with a dear friend, I do not even notice. All I see is the sparkle of the sun on the pure white winter blanket that is receding.
As I age, I consciously make time to notice these little changes between our seasons, as one leads into the other. Each season seems to be my favorite as I note the changes in my surroundings. Lately, I have found Spring to be so rejuvenating it is rapidly replacing Fall as the season I hold most dear.
Nature amazes me. There are so many wondrous events that fill me with awe. I love to share my awe of the soon to be returning monarchs, erupting milkweed, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds at my kitchen window feeder, and reappearing colorful garden plants with my family, children, school, and community. Nature fuels me. The sun is motivating me for the season to come. I think it is my favorite! I am sure.