The first of March always brings me a spring-like feeling. I see it as the start of that time of growth and with it comes hope for the future. New shoots are appearing, the snowdrops already in full bloom, daffodils are ready to burst forth with their eternal colour and brilliance.
Spring is a wonderful time, the weather starts to change for the better and with it we can start to feel an awakening from the winter hybernation. Of course winter has its purpose, a time for rest and reflection, a time to recharge the batteries while we watch the natural world sleep. And spring brings us the renewed energy, allowing us to look forward to new things. With this newness often comes change.
Most people are nervous of change, worried about what it will bring. Sometimes, though, we cannot progress without change. We have to learn to embrace change and recognise it as a good thing, not something to be feared.
Sometimes change means letting go of the familiar and accepting something new and unknown, and sometimes it means adapting to new circumstances, with only slight alterations to the familiar.
This year winter has seemed long, and although spring started to show itself at the beginning of March it was only towards the end of the month that everything felt so much brighter.
As bloggers we must embrace change, but we must also take that time to rest and recuperate, recharging our batteries and build our strength for the good things to come.
Whatever spring means to you, whatever the newness in your life is, see it as a positive influence and something to be nurtured, allow the change to enhance your existence and with it will come renewed energy and an ability to move forwards with hope.