Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Month Ago...


I stood on the steps of City Hall and took this picture. At the end of this storm there would twenty inches of snow and it seemed that the winter might never end.


Yesterday I stood in just about the same place and took this picture. No snow, the grass is green and my hat has been put away until next year. There may still be snow, but I know that spring is really here and the winter has ended.

There are moments when I feel that my work life appears to be the same winter that seemed to stretch before me a month ago, difficult and endless. And yet, not quite a month later the world is green with promise. In the toughest moments at work I'm going to focus on the gift of hope and the spring that follows every long and difficult winter.

Wishes to all for the gift of hope and the joy of spring.

10 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Thia is what I try to think about myself in my life - I might be going through a rough time - but if I hold on for a little while - things change.

What a difference a day makes.

Sandie

Jemi Fraser said...

Spring is good!! It gives a little more hope and a little more incentive to get things done!

k and c's mom said...

That gift of hope? How would we make it through this life with out it? Happy Spring!

Nancy M. said...

Wow! What a difference! I think we all felt winter might never end! So glad spring is here!

West Side of Straight said...

That's why we all like spring. New growth, new feelings when the weather gets better. Makes us all happier.

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
Hope is what gets us through this difficult journey we call life!!!!
sometimes life is full of surprises and things to make us feel so sad, but we do have the JOY of knowing it to will pass!!!!
Hugs,
jamie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I know that Spring brings hope to me and lots of joy too. The long harsh winter is now past and I'm hoping to enjoy the days ahead. Our grass is green now too. What a beautiful sight!

Marydon Ford said...

Carol ~ I keep getting back my emails to you?!?!? I am trying to work out the schedules for pick ups & all, would you please send me your schedule. Thank you.

Please send it to me again ... blushing_rose_boutique@yahoo.com

We are ALL getting so excited about this 'gathering'.

Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Marydon

Amrita said...

Oh what a relief to see the snow gone and the greenry of spring. Wish you the warmth and sunshine of spring.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Hi! So you are a fellow New Yawka!!! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a friend!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!