Hibernating flowers bulbs and seeds that were unseen over the winter, begin to bloom treating us to their myriad of colors and shapes. Even the freeway edges become adorned with yellow, orange and pink wildflowers. And the scents of spring are a palette of their own, ranging from the fertile smell of new growth, and the sweet aroma of flowers, to the distinct smell of fresh, rain washed air. For me, hiking in conditions like these is akin to a kid in Disneyland. I can’t stop smiling!
While the beauty of spring commands our attention, we need not wait for the peak color bloom to delight our senses. Every day offers countless sensory delights if we purposefully pause to take note. Many of us marvel at the dramatic beauty of sunsets and striking cloud formations (as amply evidenced on my Facebook wall) but subtler cues abound. How about the sound of a bird chanting a melody? Or the softness of a favorite blanket on your skin? What about the amazing artfulness of a spider’s web? Even better, how about the beautiful connection you can have while conversing with another person when you stop what you are doing, look them in the eyes, and give them your full attention? Your undistracted attention is one of the most generous gifts you can give another, and receive in turn.
Wishing you all many moments of joy and presence.