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It's Over

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I think it's over for a while. Winter, that is. (I whisper it quietly, I don't want to tempt the Fates!)

There's beauty in every season but for me, there's such a special sweetness to Spring. Discoveries waiting around every corner and old friends who have returned. There's a moment every Spring when I'm sitting in the afternoon sun and I feel victorious; I made it through the Winter!! This year it took a little while longer to get to that point but it's here now, the realization that I can wait for what's worth waiting for and that patience pays off. (And that patience is something we have to practice every day.)

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ~Rachel Carson

Today will be spent contemplating the beauty that resides in me, grateful for the old friends in my life that have returned (perhaps they never went away and it's me that has returned - hmmm, another blog for another day) and ready for the discoveries that wait for me around every corner.

And to remember the value of patience.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUMPINJULIE 5/6/2013 6:15PM

    Great blog.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 5/6/2013 8:25AM

    Lovely blog! Thank you for liking my feed this morning. It led me to your SparkPage and your inspiring blog. Keep Sparking! Great to touch base with you again. It's so easy to get out of touch with our SparkFriends once you change SparkTeams. Hope the Sugar and Food Addiction Team is thriving.

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    This is the second blog that I've read today expressing the need to relax & appreciate... Glad that you are well my friend. Happy Spring.

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    Spring is my favorite season. I love it. My idea of nirvana is perpetual spring.

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STLOUISWOMAN 5/5/2013 1:47PM

    Thanks for sharing!

In the St. Louis area we finally got past the flooding & had four days of sunshine & about 85 degree temperatures. Then it dropped into the 40s & we've had so much more rain which of course means more flooding. At least we didn't get snow like the west side of the state got. Hope we have time for some spring before we get summer!

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REGILIEH 5/5/2013 1:07PM

    Lovely blog! I live in Oklahoma and on May 2nd we had SNOW!!! Crazy!!! Of course it didn't stick but was the latest snow fall we have EVER had so it broke records.

I always enjoy your blogs. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CODEMAULER 5/5/2013 12:13PM

    I saw a number of lilac bushes yesterday that were showing the first signs of budding. A few days of sunshine just might transform the view!

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KOSHIE1 5/5/2013 11:22AM

    Yes, I can almost SMELL the grass grow greener!

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MSLZZY 5/5/2013 9:34AM

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GRAMMY_22 5/5/2013 8:37AM

    The groundhog sure was wrong this year!!! I hope that you enjoy this wonderful spring day!

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MJRVIC2000 5/5/2013 8:31AM

    Every day is a gift from God to face and overcome each challenge in a better way. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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MAGGIE101857 5/5/2013 8:29AM

    Beautiful thoughts! There is something magical about Spring; when I lived in FL, I always felt I was missing something! Spring, for me, means a rebirth, an awakening, a breath of fresh air!

You are beautiful!!! Have a wonderful Sunday! emoticon

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CASEYSAUER 5/5/2013 8:29AM

    Nice thoughts! I know here in PA, we are enjoying our first real spring in about three years. For the past three years we have been going from winter to summer! This season is so beautiful! I grew up in Florida, (southern most tip, take a wrong turn you're in Cuba area) so to see this beauty is really a treat! Enjoy!

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DARJR50 5/5/2013 8:27AM

  Don't bet on it

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