Flower bouquet

Hello Spring!

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring!  Spring is celebrated as a time that symbolizes rebirth and renewal.  For many, it is the start of melting snow, birds chirping, and warmer days, that are hopefully coming soon.  

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” —Henry David Thoreau

While it is still chilly here in Virginia, signs of spring are all around and flowers are popping up everywhere.  We have been eager for Spring to arrive and to spend time outside.  We took advantage of all the sunshine this weekend. We played with sidewalk chalk, went on walks, bought fresh flowers, and visited the farm to see all the animals.  Anyone knows me, knows that I love goats, especially baby goats. If I am having a bad day, watching baby goats or orca videos can bring a smile to my face.  The day at the farm was no different.  I spent a lot of time watching them run around and snuggling up to this cute little brown one!  It was the perfect Spring filled weekend.

Since Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal, it is the perfect time to start fresh in various aspects of your life.  Here are some ways celebrate this new season!

  1. Spring clean your home or space, and car.  Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter and freshen up your home with a deep cleaning.
  2. Smudge your space.  Smudging is an ancient practice that is used to clear out negative or stagnant energy.  Adding this ritual after a deep cleaning sounds like the perfect way to start new for the season.
  3. Start some seeds for your garden.  If you don’t have space for a garden, planting herbs in the windowsill will add some greenery to your home and fresh flavors to your meals.
  4. Get outside every day. Go for a walk or bike ride, lay in the grass, or enjoy a picnic in the park. Look for signs of new life all around you.
  5. Bring Spring inside. Diffuse some spring scents in your home or buy a colorful bouquet of spring flowers.
  6. Open your windows on a warm, sunny day.  Allow fresh air to circulate through your home and clear out that stale winter air.
  7. Do a simple spring craft.
  8. Plan a garden brunch.  If the weather is not quite nice enough, bring that garden theme inside.
  9. Get up and move!
  10. Research outdoor activities in your area. Spring is the start of festivals, markets, and outdoor concerts. Check your local area guides for fun events coming up in the next couple months.
  11. Find a flower farm or arboretum to visit.  Our local botanical garden is one of our favorite places to visit.  They offer classes with each season and it is the perfect place to see new growth.
  12. Create a spring bucket list. My daughter and I love creating bucket lists for different seasons and holidays. Our Spring bucket list would include flying kites, feeding the ducks, stomping in rain puddles, making flower crowns, and planting a garden. 

What are you looking forward to this Spring?  Do you have any traditions that you incorporate with the changing seasons?

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