I love the beginning of spring. During this time, things that were dormant burst through their barriers and show signs of life. Things that were drab and nonchalant seem to make a grand appearance. Things that weren’t noticeable catch the eye and demand attention. Things that appeared insignificant make their grand stand for all to see. The colors are eye-catching, the scents are sensational, and the beauty is breathless. It’s amazing that what seemed so insignificant a short time before takes center stage and solicits applause.
So it is with our lives. We may have gone through rough patches, and it may have seemed that we would never rise above the shambles. We may have encountered disappointments that we thought we would never overcome. We may have suffered defeats that seemed insurmountable. We may have endured heartaches that stretched us beyond our preconceived boundaries. However, in the midst of all of the pain and suffering, we were able to catch a glimpse of that ray of hope. As small as it may have been, we saw an opening that allowed us to believe again. Instead of turning away from the small glimmer, we latched onto it with all that was in us. As we did, the impossible seemed possible, and we knew the painful experiences came to pass.
So allow the springtime to radiate in your life. Know that the dreadfulness of life did not come to stay. Just as new life comes with the change of seasons, so can hope and change spring forth out of past despair.