FREE YOUR FEET
By Melea JohnsonFor Goodness Sake
Look what spring brought. Fresh perspective. Close your eyes and free your feet from furry boots and spread your toes. Enjoy a seemingly weightless walk. Breathe it in. Spring is here.
Can you feel it? Like hugs, your friends give you when you need one....like raindrops falling ….like a silent day where your thoughts turn to gratitude because you know you are very, very fortunate in the overall scheme of unfortunate events happening in the world.
Can you smell it? Like a fresh bouquet of flowers that speak beauty and perfection...like fresh air that makes you want to go outside and sleep in the sun...like alfalfa in the fields with its richness that nourishes our livestock.
Can you hear it? Like everyone's heart beating, making one big positive sound...like the laughter of little children...like voices singing...like no bad words spoken...like friends greeting friends they perhaps have not seen much of over the cold winter months.
Can you see it? Like new babies just born yesterday...like a puffy cloud floating above without worry of weather...like the brilliant colors appearing...like the new life, new growth, new beginnings...like something beautiful that goes away but has come back, once again.
Can you taste it? Like the barbecued chicken just taken from the grill...like fresh foods from mother earth...like the wonderful once- a- year treats at the community festivals...like the sweet words of kindness.
Oh yes, this new season announces itself with wonder and brings with it the motivation to balance our lives...to embrace each other...to lift up our families...to overcome obstacles...to live our values...to fight for our beliefs...to live by example...to reach out to wisdom and knowledge...to seize each moment and make it the best possible.