As Spring buds turn to beautiful flowers and dormant grass again displays vibrant hues of green, life feels more promising and hopeful.
I recently had the good fortune to join my son and daughter in law's family for a weeklong trip to Florida's white sand beaches in the panhandle. The atmosphere of the seaside towns was glorious! Families were building sand castles, burying each other in the sand, gathering seashells, chilling on beach chairs, taking walks on the beach, running and playing in the chilly but swimmable waters and taking in the beautiful landscape.
There was a feeling of freedom, mixed with joy and gratitude. The easily flowing laughter and smiles on people's faces were plentiful wherever we went during our trip and wonderful to see. The worry lines of the past year, so prevalent on many people's foreheads seemed subdued and almost gone. People's faces radiated joy!
There, at the seaside, the beauty of life in all its forms was resplendent and our spirits were renewed! May Spring bring you hope and the joy of renewal.
May you and your loved ones be healthy and safe