Simple pleasures and gentle reminders.

This morning, I heard a lovely sound coming in through my windows. The melody was happy and hopeful, with an upbeat tune that made me eager to start the day.

A touch of spring is in the air here in New England, a reminder that a new season is fast approaching. Maybe too quickly for people like me who love the winter, and most likely not fast enough for those who crave the warmer months.

It’s a tease. A hint. A preview of what’s to come. But what it reminded me of as I awoke this morning, was the simple pleasures we all too often overlook in our day to day.

I have missed the birds singing and I relish in change, finding joy in the seasonal and life cycles, that remind us that nothing lasts forever. It also reminds us to cherish the moment – and trust that our troubles will pass.

Take a moment today to listen to the birds chirp, the water dripping as the ice melts and open your heart to all that is – and all that is to come.

Author: E.M. Murphy

A voracious writer, lifetime learner and eternal seeker who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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