Sometimes through the winter months
it is so easy to lose sight of hope.
In the gloomy, dark days of winter
when the air is crisp and cold,
I often fall quickly into the land
of my shadows.
Most of life seems difficult,
dreams never seem to be fulfilled.
Doubt and fears walk beside me
and hope seems so far away.
Then one day
the winter passes
and the first flowers of Spring
begin to push through the cold earth
and before long they begin to bloom.
How quickly hope returns to me!
As nature puts on her colors of beauty
and dabs her scent upon the air
hope awakens once again.
Dreams are dreamed once again
and any thing seems possible!
Standing out side I deeply breathe
the sweet smell of Spring into my lungs.
My eyes rejoice as they look upon the beauty
of nature unfolding all around me.
My heart sighs
and knows another winter is now past
and once again beats with the sound of
I kneel upon the earth and feel the beating
of our Mother’s heart.
I look upon the beauty of the flowers
she covers herself with
and I gently touch each blossom and leaf.
My voice speaks words of gratitude
as beauty fills my Soul
and hope fills my heart.
March 21, 2008