Folks have different types of reactions to the arrival of spring. For some, it is entirely about the weather; warmer temperatures invite the first short sleeves and sandals. For others, it is simply about more daylight; more time for activities outdoors, a sense that the days actually are longer. For many, there is a burst of renewed energy for purging and cleaning; whether it is a thorough cleaning of the house, the yard, the garage, or the car. For almost everyone though, spring represents a time of renewal, a time for taking stock, a time to reassess priorities, goals, and plans.
Why not add taking a fresh look at your relationships too? With whom are you spending your time? A friend once said to me, “Life is too short to spend time with people you don’t enjoy.” So true. Think about those relationships that mean the most to you, and then consider whether you are really attending to, and engaging with, those you care most about it a manner that conveys that care? Or, could you be doing better? Are there other relationships that sap your energy? How might you best manage the changes needed in those interactions as well?
Spring time is the perfect time to commit yourself anew to the people that mean the most to you. You could begin today. Tell someone that you care about… that you do. And then, be sure and pay attention to what happens next!