Spring arrived in Northwest Oregon with a burst of sunshine this morning. It lasted all of close to four hours before being overtaken with clouds. However, my cat and I relished the sunlight as long as we could, thirsting on it as if it were water to a desert nomad.
Nevertheless, I like what promise April always brings. New beginnings, flowers, budding leaves, and warmth. The days get longer. I feel inspired to do better and that fits in with my resolve to work on transforming myself into a positive person. I want to let go of the negative diatribes my inner critic has been feeding me for way too long.
This month I have a few important appointments coming up. I will find out what physical lifestyle changes I have to make. Hyperthyroid, prediabetes, high cholestrol are the latest issues I must tackle. Rolling up my sleeves, accepting that it is what it is, will help me get through.
And I hope April comes through also, with more much-needed sunshine to give us wet Oregonians a boost.
Bumper sticker in Cleveland, Ohio: Summer in Cleveland – the best week of the year.
Nice to know we’re not the only cold, drenched ones out there.