It occurred to me yesterday whilst walking to work, that we are all in the midst of new awakenings, plants coming to life with new buds, little animals coming out of hibernation, and me, I have awoken from a 5 year slumber ready to embrace my spring, my new awakening.
I just love new beginnings, you never quite know where your journey may take you and how it will end. It never before occurred to me the timing of all the events recently, I chose to start a new start with a new year, I finally seen results at the end of a hard winter month and now with spring arriving, I feel like my battle with my weight is finally getting a little bit more enjoyable. I look forward to spring and summer now. I look forward to playing with my niece and not having to stop for breath, I look forward because that’s all there is now….Forward with life, forward with every step I’m taking. Every day is a battle, but day by day I’m winning little battles that before were huge wars.
Yes it’s a new awakening, and I feel great 🙂 I seen this daffodil bursting to life on the way to work yesterday and I just had to share it with you all. I also think this poem by William Wordsworth is just beautiful and really captures my feelings today.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.