Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fling Into Spring

Spring officially begins Thursday, March 20 at 9:57 a.m., PDT! Yay! Even though I am currently gazing at the fourth day this month with an inch or more of rain, the first day of spring marks a change. The temperatures will continue to gradually warm, and we will have fewer days of cold rain as we march forward into the heart of spring.

Last week, as I contemplated bursting forth into spring, and the lack of feeling any kind of spring fever whatsoever, I decided to fling myself into spring. With a fling in mind, I bought a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers for moi. I probably don’t purchase flowers nearly enough, but I was compelled to embrace a riot of color, as opposed to unending shades of grey. The bouquet has improved my outlook beyond the gloom of winter, and put a smile on my face. This simple declaration has inspired me to continue to fling throughout the spring. How will I fling:
  • Purchase a posy, or two. Why stop at one bouquet?
  • Join in the fun of an old time musical like Music Man. I’ll be singing the song list for weeks!
  • Road trip! I'll hit the road, visit friends, and visit family. It will be an adventure!
  • Experience live dance theatre, and marvel at the human body in motion.
  • Meet someone special for brunch, lunch, or dinner out-and-about, and try someplace new.
These are just some of the things I plan to fling into this spring. I believe the whole fling thing is related to leaving my winter shell behind and celebrating fun things, new things, and having them to look forward to throughout the season. Considering spring flinging first and foremost will help me continue to smile all the way into summer. So, how will you fling this spring?

Smile! photo courtesy of Sean Jackson