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April Showers Bring May Flowers

  • "April showers bring May flowers."
    We have all heard this quote a million times. Sometimes I think that maybe people just say this to stop the complaining. Or maybe they say it to give us some light and hope during the often dreary, rainy days of early spring.
    I'm not saying that is a bad thing, but I sometimes - usually on particularly rainy days - find myself saying to myself, "But do all these showers really bring flowers?! Do we REALLY need all this rain?!"
    Then I started to think about it.
    It's early spring. Spring IS about light and hope. And renewal. Spring is also about planting seeds and watering them. Caring for them and watching them grow.
    Seeds are created, they get planted (either by us or by themselves), they are watered (either by us or by nature), and they *hopefully* grow. We literally plant seeds, water them, and watch them grow.
    This tangible, physical process helps us to envision planting seeds of thought. 
    “Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. The harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” — William Wordsworth
    Figuratively, we plant seeds of thought, we water them, and they grow. 
    Take this time to plant the seeds - literally and figuratively. You choose the seeds you want to plant. Then care for them and watch them grow.
    While the rain may seem dreary, it's an important contributor to the light and hope and renewal of spring. The April showers WILL bring flowers. 
    “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson