Spring, perception vs reality
Friday, March 29, 2013
Oh Spring, you're in full swing! Many people are thinking you should be in full bloom with all the birds chirping and the animals frolicking. You should be all pretty and blossoming!
In reality, you're still melting. You're still giving us a chilly reception. You're dirty and wet. You're not what we wanted as soon as we wanted. We're getting impatient!
The reality is that it is warm enough to be outside. It happens to be sprinkling today, but at least the snow is melting. For those that don't get the beautiful snow you also don't get to see the dirty part of the end of winter. It's no longer pretty. The snow is all black from plows anywhere near a road or parking lot. Even through the woods, much of it is trampled from the wildlife and there are puddles forming everywhere. It may even flood in parts.
We're in the transition from the nice part of winter to the nice part of spring. It's ugly and yucky. We'll be muddy for a while if we go out.
With all changes, there is an ugly part. There is a spot where we want to throw a tantrum and say that it's not worth the change! Yet we've been complaining that it's stayed the one way for too long and we want the change, we just don't want the ugliness that forms the change.
Going to the weight loss aspect, there is an ugly part with that too. We got used to the one way, but then we want the other way of life. We loved the nightly snack, even if we didn't need the nutrition or calories, but we want to become a healthy person and it's hard to change that habit. We loved the big meals and candy, chips and pop. We know we'll feel better when we stop eating those and make our diet full of healthy nutritious foods. It takes time to change from the old way to the new way and we'll be complaining about the ugliness that is the transition.
We'll get through the snow melt and we'll also get through the transition from unhealthy to healthy and balanced. It takes time to blossom and we will find our way through the melting puddled parts. Just keep muddling through and eventually the trees will bloom and the beauty will shine through!