After a season of staying indoors and bundling up, there’s nothing like spring to make you feel alive. But more than being beautiful, spring’s connotations of rebirth and rejuvenation can have deeper implications for our own lives. We’ve offered a few thoughts on what spring can teach us and how you can take advantage of this treasured time of year!

 “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy

Spring brings with it a sense of revitalization. It is no wonder that spring cleaning is a phenomenon: so many of us are simply itching to wipe the slate blank and make our surroundings feel new again! Take advantage of spring’s energy to do something that feels fresh and exciting. Start a project or make a plan to try something you’ve never tried before. Or revisit that ol’ to-do list and blow the dust off a task you forgot long ago!

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood

The budding flowers, the radiant sun, the green grass are all but a waste if you don’t enjoy them. Spring comes but once a year!  Take yourself out for a walk and breathe in the season’s air. Get in touch with the earth and revel in its smells, its colors, its solidity. While other seasons might scare us indoors to heat or air conditioning,  spring simply begs us to be present and part of our surroundings.

Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party!'” –Robin Williams

The coming of spring is an opportunity gather with friends and shake off the winter doldrums. It seems hardly coincidental that so many festivals around the world take place in the spring! Use the new season to celebrate, even if you don’t have a concrete reason. Life itself is reason enough.

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” -Marty Rubin

Spring rejuvenates hope in the changing seasons and the cycle of nature. In the dreary dead of winter, it sometimes seems as if spring will never arrive. But it always does. Have faith in the seasons that have yet to come. Just because you can’t see the seeds that lie deep in the ground, it doesn’t mean they aren’t growing.

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” –Lily Pulitzer

While the spring is around only for a period of time, this chunk of time can serve as inspiration. No matter the season, live your life like you would in spring! Appreciate the world around you, see new possibilities, and celebrate!