- Attend an Easter Service: Nothing makes spring more joyous than celebrating the miracle of Easter. As the dead earth springs alive with each budding leaf, unfurling flower, and chirping bird, be reminded of God’s glorious miracle of rebirth.
Laugh: Spend time with old friends and retell those stories you’ll never forget. Act so silly that your kids can’t stop laughing. There’s nothing better than hearing and experiencing a full belly laugh.
- Breathe: Open your windows and breathe in the fresh air wafting through your home. Whether the air is warm or cool, it will bring a cleaner and lighter feeling to you and your space.
- Cook: Choose a recipe that includes the season’s freshest ingredients and cook a special meal for family or friends. Take pride in the food you’ve thoughtfully prepared and take notice of the fulfillment breaking bread together brings.
- Unplug: For just a few hours, or even a whole weekend, unplug from screen time. Hike, sit on a swing, or get down on the floor and play with your children. Enjoy simplicity and take a break from all media.
- Wake Early: Whether it is during the workweek, or the weekend, wake before your family and enjoy the quiet. Sip a cup of coffee or tea, watch the sun rise, and relish the tranquil pocket of peace you’ve created for yourself.
- Go Somewhere: Pack your favorite snacks, plenty of music, and your sense of adventure as you drive or travel to someplace new. Try a local restaurant and walk around the town. Enjoy a trip without the constraints of a schedule as you create unexpected and unforgettable memories and experiences.
- Weed Out: Whether it’s a corner of your yard, your closet, your junk drawer, or your car, choose a tiny patch of your life to prune and make more lovely.
- Pray: Turn every worrisome or anxious thought into a prayer. Praying takes you closer to God, closer to those you pray for, and closer to a feeling of clarity and peace.
- Arrange Flowers: Whether a single daffodil from the yard, a blossoming twig, or an inexpensive bouquet from the grocery store, flowers bring energy and happiness to our spaces.
- Spring Clean: One bright day when the sky is robin-egg blue, the grass is emerald green, and the air is perfumed with blossoms, you’ll get the urge to spring clean. Seize the moment, dig in, and make your whole home sparkle.
- Serve: Volunteer. Contact a local service organization or charity and ask how you can contribute. You have so much to offer; bless others with your donations, time, and heart.
- Read Outside: Take an uplifting book, or a pretty new magazine, outside and read. Escaping with Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Secret Garden under a magnolia tree may become your favorite spring tradition.
- Reconnect: Now is a good time to reconnect with people you lost touch with during winter’s hibernation. Call someone special for a long chat or, better yet, plan a face-to-face visit.
- Pamper your skin: Choose a regimen that works for you. Test out and invest in a great cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Practicing healthy skin care routines will help you and your skin radiate confidence and beauty.
- Be Grateful: Put on those rose-colored glasses and focus on what you have. Lovingly nurture and appreciate your blessings and watch them bloom like wildflowers.
- Check-up: If you’ve been putting off routine medical check-ups, this is a perfect time to schedule your head to toe appointments. Getting a clean bill of health, or addressing any issues, will put a spring in your step.
- Experience Nature: Feel the warm sun, hear the singing birds, see the bright blossoms, smell the earthy fragrance…nature is putting on its annual spring show you won’t want to miss.
- Challenge: Make a change, devote your time, and invest your energy into something new. Spring is the perfect time to grow. Plant new relationships, resolutions, and realities for yourself.
- Love: Our finest teacher, Jesus Christ, taught that the greatest commandments are to love God and love others. This will always remain our most important Lesson in Loveliness.
~Think on these things~
Alicia and Natalie
The beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. ~Harriet Anne Jacobs