Here in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the first day of spring arrived with single digit temps and enough wind to make it a subzero morning.
But even with winter trying to hang on, some plucky prophets of spring showed up.
Robins are landing around town.
Cardinals are whistling for territory and mates.
Our maple tree is hinting at leaf buds.
Care givers live on signs. In life seasons that seem long and gray, we notice
· new facial expressions
· new words
· new skills, now matter how modest or underdeveloped
· new gestures, now matter how simple
· new responses to continuing situations
· new likes and dislikes
· new expressions of affection
Those are a few that come to mind.
What are the signs that inspire you? What brings a hint of warmth and new life into your day?