There's something vibrant and spirited about Spring that no other season can really compete with. It's the revival of people, animals, plants..... they just spring to life. I find it to be even a slightly liberating season, after being trapped inside from the dreary cold weather (even if you like snow, there's only so much you can take). You're able to rush into the outdoors to spend time basking in the sun and even garden a little bit to energize the nature around you. The blue skies reveal themselves, birds wander in and chirp their little songs, and the world no longer seems so silent and forgotten as it did in those minty winter days. Even rain is prettier when green leaves pop up to decorate the place, really!
I like transition seasons. What are transition seasons? They're the lighter, milder, happier seasons between the two extreme seasons of searing Summer and icy Winter (basically just Autumn and Spring), and they are exciting because not only is the weather great, but there's this anticipation of a big change- right now (at least for students), it's the excitement of summer and summer break that will soon be upon us. In the fall, it's the eagerness for cozy sweaters and the holiday season. It's always important to have something to look forward to, right?
So what happens when the winter drags on forever- as it did this year (in the US, at least)- and there seems to be no "sun" at the end of the tunnel, if you will? Doesn't that indicate that we're doing something wrong, and that complaining about depressing rain won't really change a thing? Really, we should look into why these peculiar environmental transformations are happening and try to help. I'm no environmental scientist, but I know that many cities around the world have been experiencing some odd temperatures at odd times, and this doesn't just happen by accident. It (likely) happens because of human development, which is great for us, we get to grow and bring new people into new places and then everyone's happy! Except it's also terrible for us, because our tiny little blue speck of a planet slowly falls apart, and then no one's happy.
'Mother Nature' is we like to call the Earth's wilderness. As motherly as Earth is, giving to us and giving to us, maybe she's also just a tiny bit like a child (after all, doesn't everyone have a bit of a childish side)? Children can only do so much for themselves on their own before they need a little boost, and we need to be able to give that tiny little boost instead of spoiling the planet! On the first day of Spring this year, the weather was very cool, very gray, and very rainy, which is definitely not how I like to see the Springtime. I tend to think that the season that I'm during whatever time of year is the best season, and I want to be able to keep thinking like that. I don't want to be stuck in a a slightly longer bout of winter; I want to see the world in all of its shapes, and I always, always want to have something to look forward to.
Not just summer and the promise of a break from school, but I want to look forward to years of beauty on this great planet, and years of happy new generations. So this is just a friendly reminder to try and be nice to the world! You don't have to do anything spectacular or life-changing (well, it could end up so), maybe just plant some roses or recycle more- nothing too crazy. I'm just an ordinary person, too.
I hope this post motivated you to be more eco-friendly! I am definitely trying to get better at this. If you didn't enjoy it as much, hopefully my blossoming flowers pictures were uplifting enough!
Keep Earth Happy!
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