Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah once said, “Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a moustache. You won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.”
Oh, well. Judy Collins sung it best. Hey, I’m just the messenger. Nevertheless, I’m excited about something. Spring is about to be sprung and I‘m more than ready for it.
From pastel colors to everyone getting ready for Easter plays, which, by the way, I’m so thankful someone else at my church is in charge of this year instead of me. Trust me, it‘s a lot of hard work, community egg hunts, and the all-beloved farewell to snow.
Don‘t get me wrong. I love winter for Christmas, but in lieu of all the snow we’ve had the past few months that’s pretty much about it.
I’m a do it now-type person.
I’m not one to put demands on others. Instead, I place them on myself. Whether that’s actually a good thing or not, I don’t know. Since the weather was actually pretty and warm a few days ago, my personal task for that day was pre-spring cleaning my front porch.
After I finished sweeping dust and swiping old cobwebs, my success was all the more reason to dust off my front porch sitting chair and crash. As I sat there, I felt light-weight and was complete taken aback how peaceful everything felt within the stillness of that moment; the wind slightly blowing warm and the chair itself hugging me to perfection.
And I experienced that peace because I allowed myself to become emerged in the serenity of my surroundings.
Dear readers, when the world gets too hard and you think you‘re not going to take it anymore, remember that warm weather’s near. Take time to sit on your front porch and soak in all the wonderful joys this time of year possesses. In fact, pack a lunch or take a book along. In fact, why not invite a friend and his or her favorite front porch chair to join you? The possibilities are truly endless.
So, come on and get happy, dear readers! Spring has sprung, front porch chairs are calling and all is right with the world.