We are into February which brings the ever tiniest promise of spring. Still considered a month in the ‘dark days of winter,’ it can often seem long until we see the first true signs of warmer weather and the spring thaw. As the month progresses, we will most likely notice that the sun seems a bit warmer and the days a bit longer. We can only be patient, focusing on the present day as it comes with its own blessings.
To remind us to hold steady, we can rely on the words of Mary Oliver who wrote:
“Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.” – Mary Oliver
We can lean into the promise of the day by consciously stating our blessing for it:
“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…
Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” – Mary Oliver
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