Spring has sprung! Now that may sound like a simple phrase but to me it’s a major proclamation. I am so deeply grateful for Spring this year. I may have groused and grumbled (no, really, I’m sure I did!) all winter long. Even though it was a decent winter by Indiana standards I find them hard to take. I tried to seek positivity each day but the older I get the less tolerant I am with discomfort. And I do not like being cold.
Some would say that I am like Goldilocks. I don’t like it too hot. I don’t like it too cold. I like it when it’s just right. Like my favorite exchange from the movie Miss Congeniality. Stan Fields: Miss Rhode Island, please describe your idea of a perfect date.” Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island: “That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.” LOL! That always cracks me up!
You may be scratching your heads thinking how does this little ode to spring have anything to do with fitness? It is huge for me! Not just in terms of physical fitness but mental fitness. I love to garden and now that the weather is warmer I will get outside. I will be more active. I will breathe the fresh air and dream of warm sunny days. I will dig, plant and pull. I will bend and stretch muscles gone dormant over the winter. I will MOVE!
So I just want to pause for a minute and say thank you. To deeply feel gratitude for the renewal of nature. For the end of discomfort. For daffodils, crocus, forsythia, tulips, lilac, dogwood, sweet green grass, baby lambs jumping in the fields, but most of all for another chance. Another season. A fresh slate. I am truly relieved and so happy to be able to go outside and breathe deeply and feel the warm sun on my face.
So thank you, Mother Nature. I love you. You rock.