There is something about the brink of a new season that leaves me feeling blissful. With summer approaching, it is becoming more apparent just how happy everyone gets with some sunshine. It’s not just looking at other people, though, that leaves me with a feeling of happiness. It’s also nature and nature’s touch on us. With spring seeming to be pushed to the side and summer appearing out of no where, nature has been making it known.
I love waking up to the sun hitting my face and knowing a beautiful day is upon me. There is nothing quite as peaceful as an early morning cup of tea with the sun shining in the windows reminding me that I’m lucky to be alive. The sounds of the birds chirping in the early morning, and late night, give me a peacefulness of how life should be. How often do you watch the sun rise or the sun set without doing anything else? It’s those moments where we need to just sit back and take it all in. Forget about the to do lists, forget about all the plans that are before you. Take a few minutes and listen to the birds chirp, watch the sun rise, and be grateful for the new day upon you.
In our world, we are always in need or things, or in a rush to do something. We need to change that, and focus on taking time for ourselves, and remember what truly matters in life. Is it a to do list being finished before bed, or is it the moments you were able to spend with your kids after dinner? Is it the workout you squeezed in to your day, or the quiet, peaceful walk you took after dinner with your husband or wife? Is it putting your kids or animals toys away, or actually getting up to play with them instead?
Take a few moments and remember the smells a new season brings. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a pep in your step.