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Spring Fling

“While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed.” –  Mattie Stepanek

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” - Anne Frank

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank

We welcomed Spring today in Minnesota with a temperature of 7 degrees, snow hip deep and a delightful breeze, often referred to as windchill. Last year, it was in the 70s. We then worried that it was too warm too quick. The topic of this week – the unseasonably cold weather and the longing for Spring after a long Winter. I’ve been an active participant in the weather chirping.

Every night this week, despite my initial, rational judgement, I ran 2-3 miles with the girls. Quite frankly, it wasn’t that enjoyable. However, it did shift my perspective from what “should be” to “what is” and to dive in and make the most of it. Like so many things out of our control, the weather is fleeting and temporary. The only true impact I can make is my view of the view.

So, it’s time to fling into Spring.

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Happy flinging…! 🙂

    March 20, 2013
  2. Burrrrr, your pooch is adorable! We are wishing for warm weather too! It’s rainy here in Oregon

    March 21, 2013
    • Spring always springs, just a little late this year. Stay dry.

      March 21, 2013
  3. The dogs are always happy to see snow – no matter what month it is.

    March 21, 2013
  4. Liz #

    Thanks for the great reminder. Mattie is such an inspiration!

    March 21, 2013
  5. “The only true impact I can make is my view of the view” – so, so true! I will try to hold onto that thought!

    March 21, 2013
  6. ly #

    Mattie Stepanek–what a pure loving little soul so wise beyond his few years.

    March 23, 2013

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