New Season, New Start
As I write this, it is Easter Sunday, and Spring has sprung. This has me thinking about not only a new direction, but a new beginning.
In nature, everything has it’s time. Like that song from The Byrds (yes, I’m dating myself) Turn. “To everything, turn turn turn, there is a season turn turn turn…” It’s true. In the Spring things are born/renewed, in the Winter they go dormant or die. Yet, each Spring, the promise of regeneration rings true and plants burst into life, hibernating animals peek out of there holes, new babies are born. Maybe that cycle is what brought forth the comment, “Hope springs eternal.”
In the Christian religion, Easter Sunday is the day Jesus rose from the dead. Some denominations view baptism as a renewal process, in that you go under the water a sinner, and come up freshly cleansed, a new creation in Christ, ready to start your life anew.
It seems fitting that Easter and Spring fall around the same time of year, don’t you think?
As for what that could mean for us? A new beginning – a fresh start. I know I have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. Every day that you wake up is a new beginning. A new day to make a fresh start. If you are unhappy with the way your day went yesterday, make today a better day. Make different (better?) decisions. I think there have been a couple of movies made about this. Groundhog Day, 50 first dates, and there was another one last year that I can’t recall. Each of those movies proved that getting life “right” is a process. When you don’t get it right, “recompute” (like the GPS in your car when you make a wrong turn – okay how many of you have done that on purpose to see what you GPS will do?? I know I’m not the only one – grin). Do it over the next day, but do it differently – do it better. Even in the middle of the day, if you’re having a rough day you can decide to try something different and get your day back on track.
Spring time is a get time to evaluate and prioritize. Is there something you’ve been putting off? Something you are not wanting to do but know you have to? Is procrastinating going to make it go away? I’m thinking not. Decide to do it, get it done and over, then it won’t be sitting like that burden on your shoulders. Is there something you ARE wanting to do? Why haven’t you done it? Okay, money is a valid answer here, but if lack of funds is not the answer… do it. Go on that vacation, go visit family, apply for that job. Enjoy your life. We are never promised tomorrow. As there is a season for everything, life has it’s time too, we will not live forever, don’t be that elderly person in the bed wishing they would have done (fill in the blank).
Even though it’s been cool this week…Spring has sprung.
*Oh yes, today happens to be Friday the 13th– I don’t buy into that bad luck stuff – don’t get schnookered.*