…and the cycle starts again.

As much as I love a clear dark sky, there’s something about an overcast, drizzly, cool spring morning that is so – rejuvenating? What’s a word for calming reassurance, deep love, and a contentness with ‘now’? I guess all of those put together lead to a feeling of rejuvenation and an optimism for the future.

Stepping outside on one of these mornings with the smell of the rain, the feeling of a cool humidity, and the sound of Nature waking up from it’s long winter hibernation just makes me so happy. The look and feel of a wet wooden deck, how the green moss perfectly compliments the color of the trees as they emerge from their wintry slumber, and the songs – yes, the birds’ songs are music to my ears.

Let the world go on about its day. I’ll take this moment and let it all sink in. Let me remember my place in it all and appreciate the here and now, even if it’s just for a moment. Because, I guess that’s all we have right? Moments?

Life is good. If you don’t think so, read Desiderata on a gray spring morning.

Of course, the fact that I have the day off of work, the kids are at school and I have a few quiet hours to myself, drinking coffee out of my favorite mug, and eating my favorite sandwich (ham and swiss on rye) helps a little too…

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