It’s officially spring! I love this time of year. It has to be my favorite season, along with winter, fall, and summer. I love each season for a different reason. Did you catch the rhyme there? Spring, though, has always been extra special to me. Even though I know January 1st is the official New Year, my year doesn’t seem to start until spring. It’s a time of renewal and birth. When I see the buds on the trees and the birds’ eggs in the nests and the grass becoming green again, it reminds me of all the wonderful things in this world.
I’ve thought for days about what kind of traditions I keep in spring. Writing these posts has made me realize that I don’t have a lot of traditions for certain times of the year. That being said, I have figured out one thing that I do consistently each spring. This beautiful tradition involves windows, a blanket, and a good book or my favorite movie. Each year around this time, when it is beginning to warm up a little outside, I open up the windows, curl up in a nice blanket, and either read a book or watch a favorite movie of mine. I love the feel of the slightly too chilly wind. I love the sound of the neighbor kids laughing as they race each other down the street. Sometimes, I love standing by an open window watching the squirrels run across the trees’ branches and the birds building their nests.
I would like to add a few more traditions for this time of year. With my love for spring and since it’s a time of renewal and birth, it only makes sense to enjoy this time of year with a new tradition or two. Do you have any suggestions? I would love to learn about your spring traditions! What do you like to do around this time of year? Do your spring traditions include cleaning? Fishing? Gardening? Or maybe baseball?