Hello Sunshine

Wave goodbye to April showers and say hello to spring flowers
Wave goodbye to April showers and say hello to spring flowers

Springtime is famous for rain and often, gloomy, cloudy days. Yet, it is also a time when the sun shines brightly and the flowers bloom. Actually, it’s sort of like life. Some seasons are stormy and some are sunny. However, whichever season you find yourself engulfed within, there is definitely room for sunshine.

Learn how to look at life on the bright side – even when it may seem dark. It’s a choice. Don’t forget, “All things work together for the good to those who love God and who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) You have a purpose! Everything is working out just perfectly (even if life seems a little tough at times). So put a smile on your face, and enjoy this moment.

As you read this article, enjoy every second of it. It is a moment that you’ve taken to be encouraged and enriched, so embrace it. This spring, choose to live it up. Make a conscious choice to live the abundant life!

Lighten your load or take a day off to rest and relax. Go somewhere new and have some fun in the sun! Go shopping and buy a beautiful sundress, big brim hat, sunshades, a pair of flip flops or sandals, and treat yourself to lunch at an outdoor café. Breathe. Take it all in.

Catch the vision and experience new life this spring by indulging in something refreshing. Have you tried the new dessert at one of your nearby local restaurants? Are you ready to schedule that 90- minute massage? How about taking a mini weekend getaway alone or with a few girlfriends?

You don’t have to wait for the summer to enjoy a well-planned vacation. You can embark upon a personal retreat this spring. A few days off from your job or housework could do a world of good for you and everyone else around you. It could also give you the peace of mind that you’ve longed for and a break away from your routine tasks.  

Take time out for yourself. If you have not taken time out for you lately, consider it this season. It is totally okay to create some space in your busy schedule and enjoy life. Planned interruptions are healthy. Rest is necessary. Laughter is good for the soul. And getaways can oftentimes be sheer gifts from Heaven! It’s time to say, “Goodbye gloomy days. Hello sunshine!” Are you ready?