Spring is here!

Good morning from Clifton Heights Inn. I am SO glad to be able to say "Happy Spring!" I am not sure about you, but I feel that Father Winter has outworn his stay this year. We had more snow than usual here in St. Louis. Having said that, it really wasn't very much, just more than previous years. I enjoyed each and every one of those snow days. I love snow, I just strongly dislike winter. Hard to have one without the other. I am grateful for the peace and quiet snow brings. There is a cause for pause when it snows. Life slows down bit.

Today I am trading the gifts of winter for the anticipation of green leaves and grass. I am currently away from the inn and will not return until the end of the month. My hopes is that some magical stuff will have occurred and my neighborhood will have awoke from it's long Winter nap. It's kind of like when you are out at a restaurant and you have been waiting a long time for your food to arrive. You decide to use the restroom in hopes of returning to a table of food waiting. C'mon, you know you've done that!

One of the beautiful things about living in the Midwest are the four seasons. Mother Nature bestows on us a lovely change every year. I feel renewed every Spring. It's as if she has given me a new chance to grow, forgive, ask for forgiveness and to explore new ways of living a healthy life. This time of year presents a new landscape every day. One day of warmth followed by crocus and daffodils popping out of the earth the next. What's not to love? Of course, on a personal note, this Spring will have an additional new meaning for me. This will be my first Spring as a grandmother! Not only will I watch the trees and flowers bud, but my adorable grandson as well. Life is good!

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