Monday, March 17, 2014

Take Time To Notice...

Hello Monday!

If you don't live in a cold part of the country, you might not understand this... No really, you probably won't can't understand this. This winter has been FREEZING {like your face feels like it's going to crack and fall off when you walk outside kind of freezing...} So on Saturday when the temperature hit 50 degrees, my sweet little town came ALIVE. I went for a walk {and even a run!!} through the center of town and let me tell you, it was exploding with life. People were out in droves! Church bells were ringing, people were walking and pushing babies {even smiling and saying hello, which is a bit of a rarity in New England} riding bikes, walking dogs, shop owners were having sidewalk sales, people were driving with their windows down, music was playing, birds were singing, on and on it went! I kind of felt like I was in some sort of European village or something where everyone is out and about, but no, it really was happening in my town. It's amazing what you can notice going on around you when you're not lost in your own head! Working on being mindful has made such a difference in my life!

So either my entire town was sniffing glue... or... Spring was officially in the air! We have been cooped up since January with constant snowstorms and icy roads. It can make you go a little stir crazy. So when Spring fever hits, duck! Everyone needs to get out of their homes and onto the streets. Even the farm down the road from my house was bustling with people buying flowers and bulbs for gardening. It was so exciting... Now please Mother Nature, don't torture us and give us another massive snowstorm when we're  not looking.

It felt so good to be out walking, enjoying the sunshine, coming alive with my little community that was buzzing with happiness. It was beautiful to see people {strangers!} gathering and enjoying the day together. Talk about Carpe Diem!

Cheers to Spring! Now, will you just stay put please?


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