“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens
Goodbye winter blues and welcome to spring’s hopes and new beginnings! It might still be cold and it may still be wet, but the mornings are getting lighter earlier, the evenings are lengthening, and the nights are getting shorter.
Spring is in the air, and for me this is the season for taking the time to observe the uniqueness of little things in our surroundings, collect small wonders that can be found in simplicity, and appreciate the beauty of nature as it awakens and blossoms. It’s the perfect opportunity to go outside in the sunshine, to enjoy life and get inspired by fresh ways of seeing things, to embark on new adventures off the beaten path, and to move onward to a great sense of fulfilment. In short, it’s the time to be happy.
N.B. While on the subject of cheerfulness, and being an eco-conscious and environmentalist type of person myself, I can’t help but be thrilled by discovering lately that MEA and its chairman Mr Mohammad el Hout have financed the plantation of more than 70,000 trees in various locations across Lebanon. That’s certainly happy news to me.