“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ―
In Ohio, many winters are harsh and spill over long into spring. As I write, it is snowing outside — the perfect type of day for a writer. No matter if it is sunny and warming and beginning to feel like spring, or if it is snowing out, March is a month of change.
March, Month of Change
Many years ago, I read a quote to the effect of Even if we live to be 100 year old, we will have experienced Spring only 100 times. I have written about that quote here.
I’m a person who loves to witness the miracle of Spring. I marvel at the green shoots poking through the barren earth in March, and I anticipate the flowers that will blossom from the stems in a month or two. I love Spring.
Peonies from my garden, May 2018
Change in Blog Frequency
I personally read brief thoughts and devotions each day, from the Bible.com app and from other thinkers like Seth Godin. Both impact my train of thought for the day. I like to spend time to stretch and grow and be inspired to live my best.
The effort in publishing the daily inspirations from my book published in 2007 by Tyndale House was a success. But I have also learned something else during the past two months. The large amount of effort needed to sustain the daily blog is beyond what I am capable of sustaining. I spend much time and energy at my work, at being a mom and a friend, and have to invest myself carefully. This is why I am scaling back.
I will continue to occasionally publish photographs of travels and things that inspire me, and will share them here. And with that, I want to say thank you for your interest, reading, and thoughtful words you’ve shared with me.
Now, to enjoy the season upon us, of change, of miracles, of rebirth. To enjoying one of those 100 springs!