Monday, April 07, 2014
Extravagant flowers planted in
Autumn, sleeping through
Winter, only to burst forth in
Spring, awakening us to
Hope and Renewal.
Spring is the natural time for me to renew my goals. Yes, I know lots of people like to do this for New Year's Day. But, for me, it seems more in the rhythm of nature to look at them in Spring. Maybe because, like the flowers, it is easier to view the results of the healthy habits I started months (years) ago.
In the last year there were many times when I felt stuck. I wondered if I would ever make any more progress. It's easy for me to lose the bigger picture in times of illness, and the stress of setbacks. I forget that what I am experiencing is a kind of winter. Like flowers, the goals I set have been merely resting up - lying dormant - waiting to emerge when the time is right.
With that in mind, I realize I don't really need any NEW goals. I just need to renew the basic ones -- the ones that have sustained me.