Although Mother Nature has been confused of late and has been unsure what type of weather she should be serving at her luncheons, I am glad I was invited to the feast yesterday!
Mid to late April is a questionable time, at best, in terms of the weather buffet. We have been served snow storms, ice storms, damaging winds, hail, rain and a myriad of other weather systems but yesterday was a perfect spring day. Although the predicted temperature was only 7 degrees, the penetrating warmth of the sun was absolutely remarkable. I have more of a tan now than I likely will in July or August.
The mood of human beings is noticeably elevated on days like yesterday, and hopefully again today, especially at this time of year. Lawns to the south of us are raked (mine still has several lingering mounds of snow), patio furniture is assembled and set out and although we know there is a chance of another random snow fall….we don’t seem to care.
I feel energized in a way I have not felt since the warmth of the sun left us last fall. There is a vast difference between seeing the sun in winter and feeling its warm kiss on your cheek after the spring solstice has arrived. The last two days have been radiant and my mood could be described the same way. The sun leaned in for our first kiss of this year and I have color in my cheeks, a tan line on my shoulders and an energized consciousness that I have not felt in months.
Thank you, Mother Nature, for seeing fit to make us feel invigorated and helping us welcome a new week on such a high note. Hopefully you will remember how blessed we all felt this weekend and alter any thoughts you may be entertaining of sending snow and below zero temperatures our way. I prefer this happy mood to rocking back and forth in the fetal position!