Do you know someone...
- whose face beams sunshine and rainbows?
- who always looks on the bright side of life?
- who treats others with care and love?
I can think of a few people in my life who fit this description and I call them the Springtime People.
Most people enjoy the spring as the climate is agreeable and colours seem more vibrant then. But these people seem like they’re always living in the springtime. They’re cheerful and generous, and I can’t help but want to be around them.
But I have come to the realisation that they probably worked hard to become Springtime People.
How did they do this?
My guess, it is because of the sunflowers and tulips planted in their minds! And I don’t mean they put too many seeds in their salad. These flowers represent their positive mindsets and resilient attitudes.
These people have a ‘no weeds allowed’ policy.
When negative thoughts try to plant themselves in their heads, Springtime People don’t allow the weeds to linger or take root. They have learned to remove the weeds (like judgemental thoughts) and replace them with sunflowers (focusing on the good qualities of others, for example).
The Springtime People I know sometimes encounter storm seasons where they can feel down and a little defeated. However the storms they face don’t influence or impact them for too long.
Their experience in the spring season of hope and life makes them aware that staying in the stormy season serves no good purpose - so they choose to get up, move on and travel back to spring.
Such people inspire me. I feel motivated to live better. I’d like to be a ‘springtimer’.
So I encourage you (and myself) to start planting those sunflowers and tulips, whilst removing the killer weeds from our minds.
Grow a beautiful garden in your heads, sweet ladies, don’t let it be a jungle in there. Storms will come, but we needn’t be beaten. Let’s push through these and hold on to the hope that spring always returns.
by Tyla Howard