My two favorite holidays are March 1st and September 1st.
The Saturday that falls closest to Sept. 1st means I can have a Bud Light before noon, pick em with Lee and Kirk and most importantly, put on my orange and blue and cheer on my beloved Auburn Tigers. It is the holiday that marks the start of college football season and I embrace it every year.
However, the holiday that is the inspiration to my venture into the blogsophere is March 1st. For me, it means the start of spring. When I was in high school, it was the day lacrosse season started. In college, it meant we could officially wear flipflops to class even though it had probably been warm enough for a week or two. And now, living in Western North Carolina, it signifies the expectation that spring will yet come again. Nothing makes me happier than the promise of new life and that is really where we begin...
I choose here to point out that 'there is always something to Hope for.' The sight of those first little green Daffodil stems pushing out of the cold earth remind us (just when we thought we would never be warm again) that spring is coming. There is Hope that the snow will thaw, the winter coats will go to the back of the closet, the shrieks of children playing in the front yard will soon resume and the baron trees will display vibrant life again.
And as those physical changes occur, something happens within each of us- our steps get a little lighter and we want to keep our house a little cleaner (or clean out the parts of our house that makes it feel darker). I even had my bridesmaids carry Daffodil bouquets to signify my new life as a wife. We crave new, bright colored clothing and the warmth of sunshine on our poor, pale, wintered faces; we may even decide it is time for a change- for a promise of new life for ourselves.
For me, it is to share with you the things I am hoping for, both in life and around the home. It also inspired me to try a few new things, including DIY furniture refurbishing and home- accessory- making for which I Hope, down the line, maybe some of you will Hope to have.
So please come back often, leave me plenty of feedback and always remember, there is something to Hope for.