Yesterday I was talking about the spring being right around the corner - which is it coming next week on the calendar - and when I was looking for illustrations I found this one which really touched me. Its so true that we only truly appreciate thing when they are taken away from us!
I still have an appreciation for life that post-dates my cancer scare. I see things with different eyes now, appreciating everything more, from the color of a new orchid blossom on my plant to the sound of children laughing. Each holds a magic that I do't overlook and each makes me smile in a way I didn't before. And thus it is with spring. We treasure our warm, colorful spring days because we've just emerged from a clod, bleak winter. Its one of the reasons I love the seasonal changes so much, because they put things in perspective as we move throughout the year.
Yes-life has changed. Fo
r the better I think.