Spring is a time for positive thoughts


Take a minute, for me, and think about all of the positive things in your life. Make a list in your head, or on paper if that works for you. Focus on everything that you love about your day, from the moment you wake up in the morning, to that relieving feeling you get when your head hits the pillow at the close of a tiring day. What is on your list? Here’s mine:

  • Going to Biggby after school and seeing that my favorite barista is working
  • Having my dog run over to greet me when I walk in the door
  • My choir teacher’s forgiveness when I walk in late most mornings
  • The excitement of the girl I babysit when she sees me at the bus stop picking her up

I have more positives that occur depending on what day of the week it is, but my list includes constants that make me feel better on a daily basis. Everyday I’m thankful for the freshly brewed coffee in the kitchen, the radio DJs that talk on my way to school, and the equally late people in the FHC parking lot.

Positivity radiates throughout every moment in the springtime air. I can name an abundance of positive things that occur in spring. Let’s talk about the feelings of excitement and nervous jitters that pour out of teenagers during prom season, and let’s talk about the seniors that can’t wait for graduation, but are still enjoying the last few days they have with their classmates. What about the temperature outside that is starting to warm up, causing flowers to bloom, birds to fly, and rivers and lakes to warm up, preparing for the summer fun to come?

Spring is a time that most people use to clean up and reorganize themselves. As important as organizing the physical things are, take some time to organize yourself mentally. I like to sit and make various lists of everything flowing through my mind. I make lists of the graduations parties I’ve been asked to attend; I make lists of what kind of things I would like to add to my bedroom to make it less cluttered. I also make lists of assignments, work schedules, and what I need to buy. Organizing my jumbled up thoughts helps me to concentrate on the things I want to do, rather than the things I need to do. I strive to have a more positive attitude about things each and every day. Sure, every once in awhile I might have a bad day and just have a negative attitude, but no one can always be a perfectly positive person.

Join me in my journey in being who I need to be, with a personality that feels as warm as the springtime sun.