We’ve had a long, hard winter.
Winter is when sitting up is just as exhausting as lying down.
Winter is when wherever you fall down at the end of the day, seems like a perfectly fine place to stay forever.
Winter is when you feel trapped indoors.
Winter is when not even your largest, fluffiest blanket can keep you warm enough.
Winter is when everything feels like it’s weighing down on you, making it hard to accomplish anything.
Winter is when you think, maybe, if I just close my eyes for a minute, it’ll all be better…
And then, magically, one day, it works. You poke out your head. Is that the sun shining?
You sit up. Is that the birds singing?
You want to shout it from the mountain tops to all who can hear, IT’S SPRING TIME!
But everyone else figured it out at the same time, and you’re all crowding to get outside and experience parts of the world that had become foreign like daylight and exposed skin and smiling faces so you mash together on the sidewalks and at the dog park in your shorts and sunglasses even though it’s only 40 degrees outside but it matters not one bit because the sun is shining and the world is made new again.
So walk out the door. Re-learn how to be outside. Smell the flowers. Play in the dirt. Be as happy about the changing of the seasons as your dog is.