On Thursday, my co-podcaster, Shaun, and husband guy, takes over the blog.
He’s adorable. I hope you’ll read what he says even if he does occasionally sound like a surfer dude from the 1990s or Captain Pontification. And no, we don’t always agree. 🙂
Spring is almost here folks! Here in Maine, in Bar Harbor at least, the vast majority of our snow is gone and it is steadily getting warmer. To me, this is cause for great celebration. You may want to know why I am celebrating the arrival of spring.
Well simply put, I do not like winter. I was born and raised in southern Florida and I am not into winter sports at all. Nor am I into freezing my butt off when I want to go outside. To top it off, I am very opposed to layers of clothing covering my body, and we all know that layering is the way to stay warm. It creates quite a conundrum for me.
However, there are many benefits to living where we live. We don’t have nearly as much traffic to deal with. Our town has literally two traffic lights and I believe that there are three total for the entire island. We don’t have long lines to wait in anywhere, except during tourist season when our small-town logistics are overrun.
Also, it is incredibly beautiful here! Carrie and I don’t spend nearly enough time enjoying our natural surroundings. We are working on changing that. We have recently adopted a pseudo-selfish outlook of taking time for ourselves in order to have smaller but more frequent moments of fun and happiness before we run out of time to do stuff that we want.
You know what being able to have some fun does for you? It makes you happier. You know what happens when you are happier? You have a higher likelihood of spreading some of that happy around and being kind to other human beings!
So, folks, take some time to do for yourselves. Carve out a few moments or a few days to do something that you want to do. Something that makes you smile and makes you feel refreshed and energized.
Then share it!
You don’t have to share your activity (although that would be awesome) but share your newfound happy. Share your reinvigorated heart and smiles. It doesn’t cost you anything to try and give away some of your joy. If you do it right, it won’t even cut into your joy savings account because doing something for someone else should make you feel good enough to replenish whatever you gave away.
Now go love someone and remember to always Love Your Way Through it!
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