I noticed my first Robin of the year sitting at an open house yesterday.
I had heard birds chirping one morning earlier in the week. The weather was still cold. I didn't think it could be a Robin already.
I use open houses as a time for reflection and study. This was my second weekend of open houses for the year.
As I sat in the kitchen looking out, I noticed the grass was turning green again. A cardinal sat on the fence. A couple of boys were playing basketball at the park behind the home. It finally feels like spring is on the way.
Both weekends I had one couple come through the home. Which is not bad considering it was snowing last weekend and pouring rain this weekend.
With the coming of a new year and another spring season come the renewed sense of optimism and hope for the year ahead. It is what you make of it. :)