spring manifesto - 2009
this spring i will relish in the rains and delight in the flowers.
i will take more walks, with my family and by myself. i will find something i never noticed before.
this spring we will find a new place in our city to enjoy, to make our own, so that when we visit, it will be with a sense of comfortable fondness.
this spring i will go to the farmer's market, get excited about all the young new vegetables, and get ready for the foods summer brings.
this spring i will try to find a local source for beef and poultry.
i'll lay a blanket in the yard and rest. listen to the little sounds coming from the ground, and the loud sounds coming from the kids.
i will get to know my neighbors better. do things like bring baked goods. because baked goods make everyone happy.
this spring i will drop in on old friends. a porch sit here, a sit on the steps there, and talk about how the weather has been, sipping a cold glass of something.
i will wash my windows! think long and hard about repainting my kitchen and making little things for the house.
this spring i'll clean out the closets, take those clothes and things that we never use to people who can use them.
this spring (and summer and fall and winter) i'll make an effort to find something, some tiny thing good about each and every day.
thank you shari, for the inspiration, that felt good.