We’re finally into the spring season! ?
The season where flowers are blooming, trees are budding, birds are returning and the sun is staying longer on the horizon. It’s the time that the earth, animals and people start stretching and moving from the long winter. Snow is melting and water is flowing. It parallels what’s happens inside our own bodies – flow and movement. Spring is the time to reset, detoxify and clean, whether that means your house, garage or body.
Let’s get in the swing of things with a few awesome quotes about flowers and spring!
Spring is God’s way of saying, “One more time!”
~ Robert Orben
Most years, this following quote is how I feel because of where we live. We can’t safely plant outside until May 15th, almost two months after spring arrived. I have to control my envy when I visit family in Oregon in April and see all the blooms and flowers.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
~ Henry Van Dyke
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
~ Abraham Lincoln
I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.
~ Anne Lamott
This last one is especially applicable right now:
As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
~ Bo Bennett
April Fool’s Day
April Fool’s Day has always fascinated me. Some people really get into the day, concocting elaborate pranks and spending days and weeks beforehand planning. I’ve never been one of those people, but I do enjoy seeing the creativity of other individuals who are. I got curious about the origin of the day so I looked it up. There are actually several ideas on April Fool’s Day’s origin, and surprisingly, many of them date back centuries. For a full rundown of the history and how it’s “celebrated” currently, check out the History Channel’s post all about April Fool’s Day.