“May the flowers remind us why the rain was necessary.” – Xan Oku
Hi. Hello. Hey. Aloha. Holaaa… it’s been a minute.
How are you doing? I hope as well as can be expected, my friends. We’re all in this together.
Life feels like an episode of “The Twilight Zone” meets “Groundhog Day” lately. Kind of disorienting and a lot of the same while wondering how it’s all going to end, ya know?
I have been looking forward to spring for quite some time and now that its here I’m having to be more intentional about finding things to appreciate again. Spending so much time in quarantine and isolation and recovering from knee surgery has helped me discover one of my favorite manifestations of spring: FORSYTHIA.
Guys. I’m obsessed.
When I drive through our neighborhoods to run errands, I look for those wild, untamed bushes aglow with bright yellow blossoms! Forsythia turns my head every time. I knew I liked them before and I don’t know what it is but I have no doubt anymore they are easily one of my favorite blooms. Like, I want to plant a whole hedge of them. No joke. That’s how much. Just to see them burst with life and color each spring would be so worth it…
This front door wreathe is a super simple way to remind me every time I go in or out of the house to appreciate the fleeting wonders of the season. Sometimes we don’t realize how lovely and inspiring aspects of nature are until we are away from them or they are away from us. Forsythia reminds me to be present — here and now — as evidence of seasonal shifting to brighter days ahead.
I think we will all find something on the other side of this pandemic that may surprise us for the better. I’m looking forward to the positive outcomes that we will experience as a result of slowing down, becoming global home bodies, and mindfulness of the impact we all have on each other. I think God has something sweet in store for each of us.
So here is a little something cheerful from my door to your inbox that I hope brightens your day! Take care of yourselves and look for the good… it really is all around if we have eyes to see it!
Love & Light,