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Accentuate the Positive

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

By: June Pugh

Spring Rejuvenation

There are signs of nature’s renewal all around. I awaken to a rising sun and enjoy more daylight in the evening. Trees planted in the fall, looked dead, until they popped out their buds and proudly announced, “I’m alive!” A pair of bluebirds has returned to busily refurbish last year’s house. Forgotten bulbs are pushing tender shoots above the warming ground. Brown straw is becoming green grass. Through winter’s short days, with blinds turned against the cold, I was able to get by with “a lick and a promise” from my dust cloth. Then spring arrived and I see my house in a whole new light. There is nothing like a bright blast of sunshine to show me where I need to clean. Important life lessons can be learned in April. Just as I sweep newly discovered cobwebs from the corners, I can strive to eliminate negative thoughts which are trying to gain a foothold in my mind. My spirit will be refreshed if I surround myself with positive influences. I can refocus my attitude by looking for opportunities in every problem. I can reorganize my time, so that I am putting my priorities in proper order. A neglected friendship can be restored with a note or a call. You and I rejoice every spring with the message of Easter. We are assured that because He is risen, we can be reborn. Thank God for the Son Shine of His love.

Positive Words: “See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance” (Song of Solomon 2:11-13a).

Positive Walk: This week celebrate spring by cleaning out some drawers or a closet or planting some seeds. Remember that as you are refreshing and restoring order and bringing new life to your surroundings, God can do the same thing in your mind and spirit