Every year just like clockwork Spring offers us an excellent opportunity to declutter and clean our home of unnecessary stuff!
Every year just like clockwork I chuck that idea and head outdoors!
Spring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation!
After being cooped up all winter long, just opening the windows and letting fresh air in won't do it for me.
I need to be out communing with Mother Nature.
I'm one of those dust if you must people, yet I'll play in the dirt outside from dawn to dusk.
Spring can also be a time of self-discovery in reexamining our personal or professional goals.
I can tell you there is no better place than in a garden to reflect and gather your thoughts or to put things in perspective.
Think of it as gardening for your soul!
You might have found yourself recently wondering ... is my life on track?
Or you might be facing a bump in the road ... not sure if you should keep going, turn around or just stop.
I have two mottos that I attempt to live by, they are common place, you've heard them thousands of times or more, but they work for me.
and "Bloom Where You Are Planted".
I have found these both to be simple reality checks anytime my life looks like it's headed for a pothole!
"In Your Time" - Taylor Hicks
Take time to think ...
It is the source of power.
Take time to play ...
It is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to pray ...
It is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to love and be loved ...
It is a God given privilege.
Take time to be friendly ...
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to laugh ...
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to give ...
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work ...
It is the price of success.
Take time to do charity ...
It is the key to heaven.
The Earth is always a good teacher — and especially in Spring.
End your days this season with this prayer from the Native American tradition.
Earth teach me stillness
as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering
as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility
as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring
as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage
as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me limitation
as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom
as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation
as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration
as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself
as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness
as dry fields weep with rain.
— Ute prayer
"If nature is your teacher, your soul will awaken."
"In Your Time"
2007 Tour Edition of Taylor Hicks 1997 CD
Available for purchase through Laser's Edge
On a last note, remember this quote from Taylor?
"It's not the dirt I need to plant my musical flower"
Well a little birdie told me Spring Has Sprung in Nashville,
and I think the musical flower has found just what it needed to be rejuvenated!