Spring is a time of new beginnings. New growth. New life. New birth. Time to let go of the old, the cold, the gloom we may feel as we endure a long winter. Because of winter, spring is that much more pleasant, joyful, and welcoming. The slush, the sleet, the last of the snowy days bring a smile, knowing that not long now and the crocuses, tulips, daffodils will begin to push through the earth, and grace us with a rainbow of brilliance in Teton Valley. Bird chirping weather becomes everyone’s favorite! Spotting a robin, with its’ fluffy feathered chest of red, hopping around the porch, pecking at the seeds that have been sprayed out of the bird feeder from the little chickadees that had lunch just before. The cat sitting on the back of the couch, gazing out the window, watching every movement of the feathered commotion, tail twitching, excited to pounce if I would just let him out. The dog resting in the sunshine on the floor at my feet, ready too to frolic through the grass that is sure to come.continue reading
Martin Luther King Jr, a champion to our world, once said, “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” One year ago, I wrote a blog titled, “I Have A Dream!” Writing about my hero since I was a child, Martin Luther King Jr., and sharing the joys of opening Hummingbird Yoga Studio on January 15, 2018, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, (M.L.K.Jr.) Once again, we celebrate this historical figure who changed our country because he had within himself the capacity to forgive, and to love his enemies.
I have always been a dreamer, a thinker, a doer, a creator. I have never stopped dreaming no matter what challenges have come my way. I have learned that one thing in life that can stop people from moving forward in the direction of their dreams is bitterness, and lack of forgiveness. Many are trapped, harboring negativity, dwelling on the past, too angry at what life has thrown their way to live in the present. Many are suffering, unable to live to the fullest, hiding the light that is wanting to shine, the light that is longing to burn bright within. There are those who are afraid to live as their authentic self, too timid to love the life that has been set out before them. Those not willing to “live from the heart, unapologetically.”