Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I'm back!!

Okay. I now realize that I've lost a lot of my blog readers, which is sad, but very understandable. I have not been very interesting of late...

But do not fear!! I have my inspiration back!

It's almost spring time and that makes me so happy, even just the thought of it.

I was in Moose Jaw last week visiting Kelsey, and very close friend, and we went to the spa and we went out for coffee everyday, and we bought ourselves things we didn't really need and tot top it all off, the weather was above -5 C. the whole weekend, which always lifts my spirit at this time of year. I was truly happy to be there with her.

I realized last weekend that even being away from your everyday life for a few short days can really change the way you think about it. It dawned on me while sipping hot coffee and eating biscotti with someone I loved that I am really blessed. Seeing my life from literally the outside, made me think long and hard about where I am in it, at this moment, and one thought kept creeping into my mind, over and over again:

I'm content;

I love and am loved, deeply;

I have a family that supports me in every way (almost two now...);

I am connected to a community of people I can trust and have real, wholly relationships with and be blessed through them.

What more could I want?

I complained a lot about winter this year. I didn't like the cold nights, I didn't like the cold days. I didn't like my cold feet or my tense neck muscles. I hated sitting in freezing cold cars, I hated how even the sun was cold. And then I didn't like how I was thinking; cold, negative thoughts...

But then, a change. The weight lessens. The sun begins to produce heat again, the days are warmer. My neck relaxes, my face bares a smile. I walk past icicles dripping, and look around at people in sweatshirts and feel better. I am more relaxed and care free. I'm happy.

If I didn't go through those dark cold months of winter, I would never appreciate spring this much.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You haven't lost me as a blog reader. I'm glad you are feeling uplifted. Enjoy making those wedding plans.
A. Tena

Anonymous said...

You haven't lost me as a blog reader. I'm glad you are feeling uplifted. Enjoy making those wedding plans.
A. Tena

pamero said...

I still have faithfully checked each day. This is the third "I need spring" post I read today... and i wholeheartedly agree.

Michele said...

i'm not lost, just wishing for spring...

mr zig said...

great post - great attitude - all that... I recently had a similar experience where I took a step back and saw how happy I am and it was a good feeling.

And yes - spring is coming... and that is a good feeling. I too am sick of feeling cold... I'm ready for the hot hot summer sun

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Linda said...

Love the painting.

Michele said...

you should listen to jason more. then you will be rich rich rich.

Anonymous said...

Okay, your're losing me. New post please.
A. Tena

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Nicole said...

Hey, I just found you through using my inlaws computer. We haven't chatted much but I enjoyed getting to know you a bit more through reading your posts. I actually laughed out loud at one. I don't know if Dan and I will be able to make it to the wedding or not yet but we'll let you know soon. I definately understand the long breaks in between posts. I'll check back once in a while.