I for one am counting the days till Spring, and waiting for the air to get warmer, blossoms to bloom, the grass to turn green. Spring is truly the season that we all regain that bounce in our step, smile at the sun, and remember how love feels. Someone reminded me recently that there are so many babies born in February, nine months after Spring hits its stride in May.
Every season contains its own wonders, but it is Spring that gives us the energy to say, “I need to do this NOW,” and then – if we are serious – follow through on making the dream a reality.
Spring can also be a time for reflection, and a time to revisit past dreams that may have gone unfulfilled.
Recently, I re-read the words spoken from loved ones who were about to cross over. The number one regret is: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
When a person realizes that her life is almost over, she can look back on her experiences and see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Indeed, most people have not honored even a half of their dreams, and sadly they pass away knowing that this failure was due to the choices they had made along the way.
Now, in life, we know that it isn’t always that easy to follow our hearts, and work at our dreams. But it is so very important to try and honor at least some of your dreams. The moment you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it. So while you have your health, give it a try. Think about all the Springs in your past, the dreams you had, the ones you followed, and especially the ones that have passed you by. See if maybe one of your dreams is still worth pursuing, and think about putting it into action. Don’t wait until you’re on your death-bed to smell the flowers. Instead, choose to follow a dream this Spring.
As always, I am looking forward to seeing so many of you again. I’ll soon be going back to Cromwell, Connecticut, and a fundraiser in Massachusetts. Later, a return to Roanoke, Denver, St. Louis and Canada. Visit my website for all the details.