Life stands before me like an eternal spring with brilliant clothes.
– Carl Friedrich Gauss
With the coming of spring, our internal rhythms can match the external environment. We feel reborn, recharged, rejuvenated. It seems easier to be on an upward spiral when we see the birds take flight, the flowers bloom and the grass newly mowed. Take advantage of this season of new energy and bask in its flow. Let yourself smell the roses, savor the moment, remember the sunshine. Store this up for the inevitable rainy day, whether that rain is outdoors or in your soul. Remember that just as rainfall is a necessary part of the earth’s wellbeing, some negative experiences are an inevitable — and necessary — part of our mental, emotional and spiritual health. The contrast helps us grow and expand, points out what we really want and who we really are. Embrace the spring and appreciate the rainy days.