Spring is a time for new beginnings and getting a fresh start at life. Salt Lake City has already begun to feel the energy of spring; as the sun shines, more blossoms appear on cherry trees.
I look at spring as a time to rejuvenate myself and take notice of all the beautiful things around me. There is magnificent beauty in even the simplest of things. Every night, I take a look at the stars, and I’m mesmerized by those diamonds in the sky. We are all one speck in this thing we call the universe.
There was once a time when I didn’t trust the universe and my world was turned fully upside down. Then came my spring, and I began building up a life that included the word “happiness.”
I’ve found that happiness isn’t what one would expect it to be. It’s not found in sports cars, yachts or an abundant bank account. True happiness comes from looking inside yourself and reaching your full potential. Achieving your goals, noticing something beautiful and allowing love in your heart are things that create true happiness.
Sometimes even the ideology of spring can happen during times when we least expect it. There might be a time, or many times, when you are in a dark place with nowhere to turn, and then someone touches your life and changes your whole perspective – like winter turning into spring.
Going through life alone is no life at all. There are times when we need others to give us strength during life’s toughest challenges. Ultimately, we must overcome our own obstacles, but having a friend nearby is helpful.
This spring, become a new you and try admiring a sunset, hiking the highest mountain or dancing like no one is watching. Instead of focusing on your hard times, transform your thoughts into positive energy.
“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his or her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” -Andy Rooney