I am really looking forward to spring! While I’m doing my best to take each day one day at a time (a characteristic of my ‘living in the present moment’ philosophy), I don’t mind telling you that this unusually cold winter has been quite a challenge and I’m excited about the arrival of spring.
My excitement is mainly because I like to go for a walk each day and the extreme cold has necessitated putting on extra layers. A lot of extra layers! This hasn’t been easy, having lost significant mobility and dexterity on my left side. It has been taking me roughly 20 to 25 minutes just to get dressed and get out of the house and while I try not to think of the time it takes, it has been at times quite frustrating, fumbling with zippers and struggling to pull on each layer.
If I didn’t know better, I would say God is testing me. Well, perhaps me and a few million other souls. Actually, there’s no point in trying to read something more divine into this, it just is what it is.
Despite my travails, I still consider myself very fortunate. After all, I don’t live in Ukraine or Syria. I have my freedom!
I’m also excited about the arrival of spring because it means being outdoors more often. That means doing some sun tanning and making vitamin D naturally. It also means doing lots of grounding [putting my bare feet on the ground], a great way to heal and energize the body. Research has shown that electrons from the earth have antioxidant properties which help protect against and heal inflammation.
Yes, I definitely love warmer temperatures. I love doing my morning walks along the lake with the waves lapping against the shore, ducks swimming in the water and birds flying overhead. It’s an awesome spectacle! Great for the soul!
Have an awesomely spring-like day!