Signs of Life Day Sixteen

The day was lovely. Classes went well, and Chuck and I enjoyed a lunch date. Please look at these donuts and imagine how delicious they are:

Once the boys and I got home from co-op, the sun was still shining and Major followed me around hinting that he was ready for a walk. Despite how comfortable my pajamas would feel, I caved and off we went.

We live in the county, so the roads in our “neighborhood” aren’t all that busy. Some of them aren’t even lined. And though there was a chill in the air, I was delighted to see that spring is on its way.

The patches of vibrant green are everywhere. We could still have a freeze, because in East Tennessee you can’t usher in spring without a massive freeze the week before, but nature doesn’t seem to care. It’s blooming anyway.

Nevertheless, the clovers persisted.

There’s not existential point to this post other than to show you how beautiful the littlest things can be, and how a walk at the end of the day, alongside the setting sun, is good for the soul.

Signs of Life is a blog series I’m writing for February 2017. It was born out of desire to replace the negativity and despair that’s been bogging down our friendships, families, and communities after a tumultuous election season. This series won’t solve the world’s problems, but I hope it will create a speck of light and positivity when and where it is needed. 

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