It’s amazing how much a little vitamin D can change a mood. Minnesotans have had a rough, long, horrid, freezing, miserable, winter. Being a teacher, I definitely felt the repercussions of kids not being able to get outside, (“stop tapping your pencil!”, “no, you can’t bring in snowballs to the lunchroom”, “quit poking each other!” Etc…) seriously, it was the longest winter ever! I’ve never had to nag middle schoolers so much, and for the most attention seeking, immature things!
Today it is absolutely beautiful. There is a great breeze, and a nice, friendly sun. Ace and I are having the best afternoon; chewing sticks, barking at flying leaves, and digging holes. I never realized how hard sticks can be to chew! (Ha, I kid, I kid.. Ace is doing most of the chewing).
It’s days like this that should be appreciated by all. I’ve rarely allowed myself to stop, relax, and clear my mind. My thought was, the busier I am, the better, because then my mind doesn’t wander, (as it did in my last post). But honestly, there’s something to be said about feeling the sun’s warmth on your face, having the wind tickle your cheeks, and hearing the first signs of spring in the trees.
My green drink is lifted and I’m giving a shout out to the overdue arrival of spring!