The Winter Blossom

The Winter Blossom

On Monday morning, I took a walk. After logging a little over three hours at my desk, it was time to get up and stretch.

As the days get warmer, you don’t have to tell me twice to get outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun on my bare arms and little visions of spring emerging at every glance.

Robins are frequenting our front porch to nibble on the squirrel food.
Green iris points are poking above the soil along our front walkway.
The yard is a patchwork of gray and green transitioning grass.

As I walked into the neighborhood, I thought about what to write on the blog this week. Things have been heavy. From grieving the loss of another pet, to processing insight and feelings from my ongoing EMDR therapy, writing hasn’t come as easily or fluid.

Thankfully the universe has my back. As I was contemplating a story about middle-of-the-night walks with my now angel dog, and decided I wasn’t ready to write that, I noticed a bush with a scattering of white blooms.

The Winter Blossom

Upon closer inspection, the petals were tarnished with a sepia tone from being weathered. How in the world did these blossoms survive wind, snow and rain over the past several months? I’m not savvy on flowering bush cycles, but these don’t look like fresh blooms to me.

As I took a few pictures and studied the brittle brown bush, it was pretty clear that although the arrival of spring is exciting and welcomed, the beauty of the past is still present.

Can you find happiness in what currently is, rather than hinging your mood on the anticipation of change, growth and resolution?

Over the weekend I attended a four-hour workshop focused on deepening our spiritual practices (more on that later, I’m sure) and we discussed anxiety is worrying about the future and depression is staying stuck in the past.

What if we could just focus on this moment?

Until next time,
Choose healthy!

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