It’s the time of year when everything in nature is changing and promising new life and new hope. After the long, dark, winter months, spring is literally a breath of fresh air. And as the days get longer, the nights get shorter, and it starts to feel warmer, nature responds in a big way. We feel less tired, more motivated and invigorated in our own lives too.
I especially love springtime in New York City. Every year I feel the awakening of this great city as I watch the tulips suddenly pop up along Park Avenue, observe the trees blooming in Central Park and hear the sounds of spring, whether its chirping birds or children playing as I walk along the city streets. As the temperatures begin to rise, hibernating animals come out of their slumber, and they awaken hungry! I know a lot of people who feel this way too. It’s as if the cold weather, short days and lack of sunshine slow them down. But with the emergence of this new season, they come alive, are back in the game and feeling ready to take on the world. Do you feel that way? I know I do.
Spring is a time of awakening, rebirth and rejuvenation. When it finally arrives, each ray of warm sunshine feels like a little miracle. Yet even in the best of times, digital distractions and busy schedules make it easy to overlook these signs of renewal. But it’s worth stopping for a moment and take in the change of season. Connecting with nature is so important for our health and well-being. Whether you live in a big city or in the countryside get outside and take a walk as the sun comes up and starts to warm the air or on your way home from work as the last thing you do in the evening as the sun begins to go down. It doesn’t matter where you go, just spend a few minutes taking in all the sights, sounds and smells around you as nature springs back to life.
Even if you live in a warmer climate, you can certainly enjoy the beauty of springtime. Am I right? Because of the heavy winter rain this year, those who live in California experienced the most beautiful explosion of color with the spring flowers. The often brown and dry landscape was bursting with green grass, purple wild flowers and more. It was a sight to behold. And while I love all of the lush landscapes of spring, there are other reasons to celebrate the season. The days are longer, which means we can get more done. For those of us who work in real estate, that means more showings, better sunsets and usually, and our busiest season. I welcome the longer days with open arms. I am more productive, generally happier because I see the sun more regularly and know that summer is just around the corner.