The Promises Of Spring
Spring did not come upon a warm, soft
breeze this year. It came on a dreadful, chilly, rain-soaked wind. A
wind that chilled a person to the bones. Spring came on a gray,
sullen day and with a chill so it was not unlike the winter days
that proceeded it. But still there are promises that come with
spring regardless of how spring chooses to arrive.
There's the eternal promise that even in the midst of death there is
life. From the stillness of the frozen soil, in the sprouts of those
tenacious, early spring flowers we find the promise that death is
not the end; indeed it is just the beginning. Life is not something
that flickers as a flame and then is snuffed out unceremoniously and
inconsequentially - life endures even when death is surrounds it.
One of spring's great promises is the promise that life conquers
death. Life springs anew even when it appears certain that the
things winter killed will never live again.
Flowers grow, the skeletons of trees, stripped bare by relentless
winter winds, will soon be covered with buds and blossoms - and then
leaves . The trees will be fully dressed for summer: vibrant, alive,
and majestic. The days become longer, the sun becomes brighter, and
life is being reborn all around us. Life conquers and that life
endures. Spring's promise will be fulfilled.
Spring also promises an end to the bitter winds and to the dark,
cold, harsh days of winter, When spring arrives, no matter that it
might have come in on a cold, damp, surly wind, we take heart that
sunny, warm, days lie just ahead. And those spring days filled with
the sounds of life in a world reborn make us forget the death and
silence that winter brought.
Spring promises love and hope. Young lovers, with passions stirred
by the sweet song of spring, fall in love and some will become the
fathers and mothers of tomorrow. The promise of those children whose
lives lie somewhere in the future will become the hope for us all.
They will someday carry our dreams into the future -- and the world
will belong to them. We can only hope that the world we leave them
will be the best we could make and that our legacy is at least that
we have done our best.
Spring promises hope, dreams, and renewal. Each spring brings with
it the promise of hope. We all have hopes for ourselves, our family,
our friends and our world. Spring helps us hope better. There is
something in a soft, warm, spring breeze that touches the soul and
renews our hopes.
The deep, blue skies of spring, dotted with those white, fluffy
clouds not seen in winter makes an ideal setting to dream of things
yet to come. Spring encourages us to aspire to be better; spring
days promise renew our dreams, revive our hopes and helps us forget
the bleakness and cold of winter.
Each of us know the promises of spring in our own way; and perhaps
that is why many of us consider spring our favorite season.
It seems to me that the greatest promise that spring makes to us is
that life is eternal. Life endures so death cannot. Life conquers
death just as surely as spring conquers winter.
I hope this spring you hear the promises which echo faintly in those
first warm spring breezes; winds that blow softly beneath a
perfectly painted spring-blue sky.
If you don't hear spring's promises this year, maybe it is because
you are not listening.
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