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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing!" …Helen Keller …Saving the world, one life-changing, consciousness raising, wonderful adventure at a time.

“O Wind… If Winter comes can Spring be far behind?” Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Spring!!  Every day is getting noticeably longer.  Light and life are thankfully returning to what seemed to be a dark and dreary land.  Spirits are lifting.  Hope of green grass and late summer evenings is in the air.  Hearts once again rejoice in the knowing that we have not been forsaken or even forgotten.  The sun is returning to warm our hearts and the earth.

Pinch of Spice for this week:  Every Spring with my Grade 3 class we would discover the fun of water colors.  Now it’s your turn!!  Find some water color paper… you might need to go the nearest art shop… years ago any kind of white paper seemed to do but  I just discovered that the computer paper of today just doesn’t work.  Then get a brush, some water color paints, wet your paper and let your soul express.  Dab on some bright flowery colors…see what you can create.  Try it on really wet paper letting the colors run down, try it on paper once the water has soaked in and let the colors spread out like a fireworks display.  Try it once the paper has dried to paint in outlines or sharper contrasts.  Let your spirit run wild.  Let life express through you.  You might just get hooked on the joy of showing your true colors through water color painting.

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Spring’s Treasures

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Spring’s Perfume

Wind whipping through my hair, sunshine on my face and sending its warm and oh-so-longed-for rays through my body, and all the glorious wafts of spring’s amazing perfumes.  And all the brilliant, glowing greens of new leaves, new life!!  What a great idea!  A last minute adventure to go and spend a few days on the houseboat before it sold and I was on my way to town for a coffee, and just loving the drive down winding, hilly, tree-lined roads with the top down in my little car.

Spring is filled with wonderful surprises.  Later that evening I was walking with my sister and sudden waves of the most beautiful fragrances blew our way.  I looked around to see which tree would have such wonderful blossoms but she said no, it’s not flowers, it’s the leaves, she smelled that every Spring.  Not believing her ridiculous story I looked around and there were no flowering trees or flowers of any kind nearby but there was a giant poplar tree right in front of us.  I walked over.  It was filled with baby leaves that had just come out of their buds.  They looked wet, shining in the light of the sun.  I touched one and it was sticky.  New born leaves!!!  So fresh, so brilliant green, so new!!  And YES!!!  When I bent over to smell it, it had a most wonderful perfume.

Pinch of Spice:  For a little spice this week, each day go for at least a half hour walk in the woods and notice all the gifts that Spring has for us.  Relish in each thing you notice taking at least 5 minutes to just absorb the wonder and beauty of it.   Notice the new leaves, birds, insects, the colors, smells, touch, flowers, grasses, fluffy clouds, warm Spring air.  Notice how you feel new energy, new life, close your eyes and take at least 5 more minutes to just be there and feel the stirring of new life inside of you.  Take that energy with you to renew you through the week and weeks to come.

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