3.20.2012

pssst...

i'm ecstatic today! nothing and no one can bring me down! can you guess why?

here's a hint...

blossom shadow

notice something? see how all the shadows of winter's trees have a new addition? they're not just bare bones anymore!

okay, now...

blossom tree

yup! you guessed it! spring has sprung, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it! and i'm going to enjoy this day like nobody's business! and even though i was rudely awakened in the middle of the night by inconsiderate people who think they can do as they please when they please and i'm running on little sleep and rest, i won't let it steal my joy! and i won't miss this day and all it has to offer. i'm gonna soak up the sun and the eighty{plus}-degree warmth and the breeze. i'll let it cleanse away the frustration until it washes down the drain. i'll walk and sing, and i will ignore the ugly things... things like lies and instigation and intentional aggravation. life's just too short to give those things weight. instead, i'll spend my time and attention seeing the sky and the budding trees and the smile on my son's face as he discovers new things in this new world called "outside". i choose to focus on the beauty, because it's all around and it swallows up the negativity. so just try me, rude continual engine-revers of this world!!! first days of spring are far mightier than your attempts to disrupt my sleep... my day... my family... our rest... our peace.

there... i let it out! i feel better. now i'm off to put action to my words. i've got a date with my son and the outdoors! the only thing that could make it better is if mr. b. was with us to enjoy it too. but, alas, he must work outside the home. {fortunately, we had days much like today to spend with him over the weekend.}

i hope your day is lovely and sans rude people/behavior. and even if not, i hope you can rise above them/it and enjoy all there is to enjoy. happy first day of spring!!

10 comments:

Kim Stevens said...

I'm totally smiling from this fabulous post!! Spring sprang for us here on the Texas gulf coast a while ago, AND we've been mowing since January, can you believe that! Spring is my very favorite season....enjoy your wonderful day!!

beth said...

thanks georgia....believe me, i am gathering up these days and rubbing them all over my body.....oh it feels so good !!...xo

Leanne said...

Love all those spring buds, I'm heading into Autumn on this side of the world.. which is quite lovely in my part of the world.

stacey said...

Oh this made me smile :)

The trees are budding here, too!! So early but so wonderful! And now with the little bit of rain we had yesterday the grass is starting to get nice and green. Loving it!!

stacey said...

Oh this made me smile :)

The trees are budding here, too!! So early but so wonderful! And now with the little bit of rain we had yesterday the grass is starting to get nice and green. Loving it!!

stacey said...

Oh this made me smile :)

The trees are budding here, too!! So early but so wonderful! And now with the little bit of rain we had yesterday the grass is starting to get nice and green. Loving it!!

Connie Smiley said...

Love your focus on the good things, and the beautiful images. What a perfect blue!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh so envious of your first day of spring! Snow...heavy wet snow...wind...and then heavy rain all day. Temperatures in the high 30's. I want some 80 degrees! Love the contrast in your down and up images.

Naomi said...

Yay for spring!!! The trees just started to bud here too and it is lovely!

Andrea said...

I love this! It had me thinking "you go girl!" I hope you and Issac enjoyed the day outside in the warm weather. :)