Each spring arrives in God’s perfect timing and this year is no different. The signs of spring’s arrival are promising progress! Last week the brave, first flowers appeared in their beds, contrasting their pretty purple hues and dark green leaves against the dull mulch. Several mornings I awoke to the music of birds chirping loudly and the sound of squirrels skipping through branches. The refreshing sights and sounds of spring bring winter to a close and new life is ushered in. Sweet breezes blow fresh air through open windows and the natural seasonal celebration begs to be accompanied.
As I’ve walked through the house, I’ve felt the itch. You know the one? The desire to restore a crisp, clean feel to all surfaces, purging or refurbishing the old and embracing the new. This unexplainable urgency to scrub and declutter every nook and cranny encourages a new spirit of energy. I’m ready to join in by breaking out the mops, brooms and dusters. Extra cleaning supplies and new replacement scrub brushes have already been purchased in preparation for the time I’ve set aside to work on extra scouring and eliminating.
Yesterday as I glanced at my planner and saw the words “spring cleaning,” I thought about what might happen if I included thoughts of organizing and reviving my soul and spirit alongside the house. As a “list kind of girl,” these thoughts quickly expanded into a few points. How does one “spring clean” her spirit? By applying the methods of seasonal housekeeping, the following ideas immerged. Perhaps you could use one or two? I know I needed them!
Purge any old attitudes and allow myself the freedom to move into a new season.
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