Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Promise Of Spring


If you like baseball, pitchers and catchers soon will report to spring training camp.  Some cultures will celebrate what is known as The Charming Of The Plow, or Disting, a celebration of new beginnings and if only symbolically, the early stages of field preparation.  And here on the Texas Gulf Coast, my wife and I will start up our garden.  Spring is almost here.

Spring is the evidence of eternal renewal.  The cycle of winter with its cold and barren grip, gives way to warmth and life.  Even a pre-geezer like me feels the rejuvenation in my bones.  Spring holds out the promise of many things to us, but it is just a promise; mother nature can be a fickle mistress.

To make those promises happen, we must work towards them.  It is the time for us to put our backs into our plans, to light the fires of life within us, and look forward to success.  These promises spoken of are none other than the plans made, or should have made during Yuletide.  We make our own luck and begin with planning our endeavors.  Spring blows life into your plans as you follow your pre-planned steps to reach your goals.  If you just sit around and do nothing, waiting for you plans to take form, you will be waiting a long time.  Good planning and follow through makes that plan, dream, or wish a reality.  But, you have to work for it.  There is no such thing as a free lunch, a fairy godmother, or a genie in a bottle.  There is only you.

                                                    Copyright @2013 Terry Unger  

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