It’s beginning to feel a lot like spring. For the past few weeks I’ve been focusing on gardening. Getting my seeds planted and preparing good healthy soil. I’m making sure it is well fertilized to nourish this year’s plantings. It’s still cold and wet where I’m at but I see the days getting longer and blossoms starting to pop up around town. Spring is near. It makes me think of our human cycles. I had a very hard year last year and it’s felt like I’ve been in a holding pattern so far this year. I am hopeful for the future but I’m not sure how I’m gonna get there. This is okay. Sometimes we are like those seeds in the ground. We tend to the soil and make sure we’re caring for them each day. It’s not easy for a seed to push through the dirt. Once it does and it’s leaves unfurl it begins to feel not only the nurturing cool caress of the earth on its roots but it feels the warmth of the sun. It follows instincts and stretches up for the warmth and stretches down deep into the soil for nourishment. That little seed eventually grows strong and resilient. Standing up to rain and wind, heatwaves and pests. I am that seed.