Spring Sprung (a post about the up and downs of life)


“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
Percy Bysshe Shelley (Photo by Scarlett Henson)

The first day of spring, my blog views leaped to their highest number.

It was fun to watch the graph peak, and I enjoyed additional readership for a few days. Too soon, though, came a valley. After four days, the bar graph dropped in half.

It brought to mind how frustrated I get with the downs. How much like a child I act when I don’t get my way.

I remember a friend saying, “Sadness, anger, fear, any emotions that are considered negative, they get a bad rep. They’re necessary, but because we don’t like them, we don’t accept them.”

Oh, to learn from spring and from Nature’s nature.

Countrysides don’t struggle to keep their flowers in full bloom, to stop their leaves from dropping, or to prevent winter from coming weeks early.

Think about what would happen if our lawns sprouted lush green blades year-round. We’d never take a break from mowing, watering and fertilizing, and the grass would never get a break to refresh.

What if bushes and trees bloomed all year? Attractive, yes. But it’d also mean year-round pollen and cleanup.

Life is about balance, so maybe I want to rethink my reactions to what I decide is negative. Maybe even grow up a bit and accept life’s ups and downs.

What do you fight against that would be better accepted?

WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – I believe emotional maturity is defined by Agatha Christie’s quote, “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”


2 responses »

  1. I love sharing your thoughts. You are revealing and emphasizing some profound truths. I appreciate being reminded of these. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Amelia! Thanks for your kind words. When I write, sometimes I feel like I’m hearing the message for the first time. I’m so glad it’s helping someone else as well.

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