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365 Letters to Myself

March 20th - Hello Spring...

The calendar may say first day of Spring, but the 30’s temperatures and a foot plus snow on the ground, do not! A price we pay for living in MN – where the topic of conversation is always inclusive of the weather, somehow.

There is no point in being ‘over it’, ‘frustrated’, ‘crabby’ or whatever tone, attitude taken – can’t do anything about the weather. Having a spring break in a nice tropical place would be wonderful, but fate does not have that as an option at the moment. All there is to be done is roll with it. The more irritated, just makes oneself unhappy. So I choose to keep perspective, Spring will come and I feel like sooner than later.

The snow needs to melt slowly as our ground could use the moisture and flooding is never a good thing. The sun already feels warmer and the days longer. Though it may be the most anticipated of seasons, it ranks 4th for me. A combination of having to wait soooo long for it and the ‘dirty’ transition from the winter residue of plowing. Perhaps this year there is an irony in the season as I patiently await what I know will resemble a coming into bloom, on a personal level. And what's not to like about that!

The message of Spring; hope, light, and life.

Hmmm, we're ready for you…day 229!

Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!

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