(second writing. first one got deleted. lets see if I can remember... ARGH.)
In my living room I have a special corner with all my favorite things. I sit under my dimly lit paper lantern and read a book, light an incense, stare at my children's pictures, or maybe contemplate my relationships and my life. Yesterday I was enjoying my chair in my corner, and I realized I have each of my favorite things there. As I thought about it, each of my favorite things took on a symbolic representation, and I found it interesting that they're all things I strive for inside of myself. For instance:
Rainbows: a new beginning, a fresh start
Buddah: peace and tranquility
Dolphins: fun-loving and free-spirited
Dragonfly: beauty in all things
Another experience I had yesterday was that I had to wake up early, get out of my warm bed, to move my car. I grumbled as I stepped out of the front door into the bitter morning cold. It was coincidence that I happened to look up at all, but I'm glad I did. The lavendar sky was crisp and clear as it stretched out before me. The serenity of early morning calmed my flustered heart.
Spring is a time to remember life and growth. It's about surviving the dark, bleak winter. It's almost here, you know.