Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I hope March brings you a leprechaun that whispers to you

Spring Forward

It's that time of year again, it seems like it passed all too quickly this time. Didn't we just spring forward a few months ago? No?
When I glanced at my calendar today and saw that this Sunday was Daylight Savings Time I immediately chanted "Spring Forward, Fall Back" to myself. I always do that.
So we're going to lose an hour they say. It will feel like 5:00p but it will say 6:00p on the clock. It always takes me a little while to adjust to this change, and it's only an hour. We've been ROBBED!

I'm just kidding. Well sort of. Do we really lose an hour? Maybe we'll try to live more, a little faster, to catch up with that missing hour. I always think of it like this. Spring Forward; in the Spring, after the winter thaw, when the birds are chirping more in the morning when I wake up, and the tulips outside my window are blooming, I get the itch to work out in the morning, be more active, on-the-go more, etc. I'm actually s p r i n g i n g f o r w a r d into the new year, fresh with promise, and excited to be inside the birthday month, especially since it includes St.Patricks Day. Irish eyes smiled during the month I came into this world. I love saying that, and I LOVE green.

Fall Back; the air comes with a crispness, bringing my favorite holiday (Halloween), and all things Fall (my favorite season) such as Football, Autumn leaves, Fall foilage, pumpkins, roasting seeds, and my favorite Month, October. I have a feeling of f a l l i n g b a c k and relaxing. I'm not saying not working out, or being active, but when the weather starts to turn chilly, I think people turn towards being indoors, and the chilling out with friends, having a fire going, etc.

Each comes with its own rewards. But I have to say, I love both seasons. I like Spring, with all of the pretty blossoms it brings (my nose doesn't love it, just sayin) and the fresh, new ideas I, at times, come up with out of the blue. I realllllly like looking forward to the planned travels ahead, Charleston in May, a cruise in October. It's difficult to not want time to pass quickly when you're looking forward to a trip, but I won't wish time away.

Because we've already lost an hour, remember.

I hope March brings you a leprechaun that whispers to you where the pot of Gold is, and you go find it.

See you soon friend,

PS How do YOU celebrate St. Patricks Day? I think Breakfast should have something green in it. Veggie Omelet?


Serenity said...

I love the way you look at it. I always wish we could do away with the custom altogether, but your way is much nicer. I definitely feel exactly as you do for both seasons. You have to hear the song Every Season by Nichole Nordeman. You'll love it. It's one of my all-time faves. (Here's a You Tube link:

I always say that I eagerly anticipate fall every year - I know I adore it - but spring surprises me every time with just how lovely and just what a relief it is.

This St. Patty's Day I'll be doing something for my coworker J. He has Irish ancestry (tho so do I) and it's his dream to retire there as an Irish fisherman. I hope his dream comes true, as I hope most people's dreams do.

Tiffany said...

I LOVE this: "I will offer thanks for what has been and was to come...
You are autumn" Spring surprises me every time too, because we've always shared the love for Fall. But March. It brings the green! And the fun, and celebration, and balmy's to J, and his Irish dreams coming true. =)