Fall in Love with Spring

Photo Credit: Mykl Roventine

Spring is here.

Stay awake.

Rise early. With a hot cup of coffee, walk outside. Close your eyes and listen for the birds. They seem to wake happy every day no matter what. Their songs will bring you instant joy if you let them.

Breathe in the smells of the trees and the grass, both dripping with tears from the night sky’s beauty.

Let the crisp, cool air fill your lungs.

Sit quiet and let your mind wander. And wonder. Let it rest before the day begins.

Do this as many mornings as possible.

Photo Credit: Robinrkc

In the middle of your day, walk outside and look up.

Float with the clouds. Smell the flowers. Sway with the trees.

Feel that glorious sunshine pour into your way-too-busy mind.  Stay there and let it pour through you until you’ve recharged and reenergized.

Do this as many afternoons as possible.

Stay up late. Take a cool glass of iced tea onto your front lawn. Listen to the darkness. Listen to the quiet. Honor that neighbor who is rushing to mow before tomorrow’s rain. Honor that dog barking in the distance.

Listen to the rain drip into the earth, quenching the bugs and worms beneath us.

Feel the night air soak into your skin. Watch as the stars twinkle and whisper sweet everythings into your ears.

Do this as many evenings as possible.

Photo Credit: Craig Cloutier

Stay awake. Spring will fly by like a flock of geese. Summer will be here soon.

It’s not too late to fall in love with spring.

Stay awake.

9 Responses to Fall in Love with Spring

  1. Simply beautiful. You captured it so perfectly. Spring is a gift in the morning and in the evening. We just ran around the yard in our PJs. The girls barefeet in the soft green grass, the laughter, and the cool night air … I tried to drink it in. Thank you for the reminder to do this again and again. I love your insight … love this blog!

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    • awakeshawn says:

      I just read that post on facebook just this very second. What a lovely sight!! My girls and I love to get up early and watch the birds. Today we spotted a bunny that didn’t see us! Spring is so peaceful (and not buggy like summer!) ; ) xoxo Rachel.

  2. mamascout says:

    beautiful! The weather here is amazing now and will not be for long. We are trying to spend as much time outside as we can. I love the way you reminded us to do that morning, afternoon and night.

  3. Joan says:

    oh… i’m down for afternoons and evenings and late nights, but i am sooo struggling with mornings, and for a lot of reasons i need to LITERALLY be awake for more of them! well, that’s something to work on… and in the meantime… it was gorgeous out today; we all stopped what we were “supposed” to be doing – a phrase i’m trying to ban – and wandered around the old golf course for an hour and had a great time as a family. beautiful times.

  4. Fantastic post, thank you. I love the spring too – thanks for making it sound and feel even better. Sandra

  5. Love this, Shawn! Such a great reminder for me; the seasons can certainly fly by if we let them and it’s important to soak up every beautiful moment we can.

  6. Great reminder! We soaked up some sun yesterday, which was amazing, but we were being very active about it. Slowing down is always a good thing.

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