Regardless of the weather conditions you’re presently experiencing or the predictions from the experts regarding the forecast for the days ahead, one thing is for sure: Tommorrow Is The First Day Of Spring! Tonite marks the end of a season.
We made it! No I am not only referring to enduring poor weather conditions and too many delays and interruptions to name. What I am referencing is an end to the season where nothing appeared to be growing, while in fact the roots were spreading in the foundation and the atmosphere being prepared to be fertile enough to see this through to fruition. I liken this to the winters in our lives. The times when we appear stuck, uncomfortable, or simply close to watching the apparent death of our dreams.
I have learned over time to become observant during these times as opposed to being in conflict with the idea that things are not moving at my speed. I try to find the lesson in the season and how to move the wheels forward at a speed most comfortable to a Caribbean born girl who hates the winter chill. This time, I looked at it a little differently. I took in the storms. Stilled the cold winter nights with hope and buried my fears in the believe that all things are possible. And they are. When they don’t come together as I’ve planned, there is simply a greater plan at work on my behalf for which I may not be ready or the time not quite right. So I turn my heat up and sit through the winter days and nights, knowing that there is a beginning and an end and indeed this too shall pass. Don’t they all pass? As if before blossomming into full bloom, winter is the qualifier.
As I think on all that has been this season, I can see lessons and tests that have been repeated between last winter and now. Thankfully the student was finally still enough to engage in life versus react to it in a fight. Getting out of my own thoughts had me laugh a little more, grow a bit more and embrace change and that which is different with less fight. I showed up for the Winter semester and took notes during the courses it taught. Tonite as we sit on the eve of Spring, I give winter a deep sigh. This time I’m thankful for what it taught and excited to see what the preparation was for. Let’s face it, nothing just happens for no reason.
Connecting the dots….ahhh yes, Hello Spring!