Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope. ~Corazon Aquina If you don’t want the … Continue reading
I hope you enjoy my contribution for Jennifer’s One Word Challenge featuring the color copper.
i didn’t … whine…
because i’m participating in the 5 days of positive or being grateful challenge on Facebook…i stayed focused…NO complaining.
however cold yesterday was…the signs of spring are beginning to appear.
we have noticed that the grass is beginning to grow again in our yard. my husband said to me the other day, “spring is not far away if the grass is growing again and that means that it’s almost lambing time as well.”
in case you don’t know, dear reader, there are more sheep than people in NZ and one of the true signs of spring in NZ is lambing season.
“have you seen any lambs yet?” He asked me.
“no, not yet.”
so, being the competitive creature he is, he gave me a challenge. “let’s see who sees the first lamb between us.”
yeah, we are old and can be a bit boring sometimes…but hey, i took the challenge.
(drum roll please…)
this morning. driving along with the sun’s rays lifting the day with it’s brilliance, feeling the crispness of the morning air, and daydreaming, i glanced at the glistening paddock to my right. there it was!
the first lamb i had seen for the season, basking in the warmth of the sun. near by, it’s twin, leaping and bounding as if full of uncontrollable joy.
the chill of yesterday seemed distant and warmth filled my heart.
my spirits were lifted.
spring is truly on it’s way!!!
(ok, now i hear my NZ readers reminding me not to get too excited because August is coming and as the last month of winter…it’s traditionally fierce. i know. but i’m living in this moment, enjoying the first of spring revelations. i’ll take August on when it gets here…but for now…it’s springtime in my heart!)
what’s your favorite sign of spring?