Spring brings hope to a weary world

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocepha...

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There has been so much bad news all over the world in recent weeks. Coupled with the terrible weather we’ve had all winter,  it often appears as if hope is dying all around us.  But every once in a while something miraculous happens to remind us that we really can make it through the bad times and find joy again.

When I came home from work today, I went out back to fill the bird feeders.  It was then that I noticed the tiny miracles happening in my own back yard.

Daffodils getting ready to bloom.  These flowers have come up every spring for the past several years.  And if that’s not miracle enough, the truly wonderful thing about these flowers is that I found the bulbs stuffed away in a cabinet (I’d bought them and then forgot to plant them), all soft and mushy.  Thinking they were dead, I threw them in the small flower bed under my kitchen window.  Imagine my surprise (and delight) when daffodils came up the following spring!  Just one of the tiny miracles that are everywhere.  We need only  notice them.

It won’t be long before these cheery little flowers will be in full bloom…

Chives coming up again.  This poor little plant sits outside in a big pot all winter long.  Everything I’ve read tells me it shouldn’t survive, but somehow it does…another small miracle in my life.

This weekend I’m going to start my tomatoes and peppers from seed…a sure sign of hope and faith.  Think about it, those little seeds somehow have everything within them to become huge plants that supply us with the most nutritious and flavorful foods.  If that’s not a miracle, I don’t know what is.  So here’s to the miracle of spring when hope springs eternal (sure wish I could take credit for that phrase!!).

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