It has been a long winter, not a rough one but just a whole lot of dark days that always seem to make me feel like hibernating. It wasn’t even that cold but somehow the lack of light just keeps me focused on trying to stay enthusiastic.
So what do you say we get out the food color, boil some eggs and paint them bright colors. When we have a nice artistic, collection we can take them outside and hide them around the yard. While we are outside, let’s look around and see if there is anything else we can paint or stack or cut. What about that flowerpot or that sidewalk that is hungry for chalk? Stop hunting for Easter eggs and hang some paper cranes from the trees and generally celebrate the warmth and the one dry day of the season.
But wait there’s more, plant with color. While kids are growing, show them the joy of growth by putting colorful flowers in the ground. Teach them the process of patience by buying one or two blooming flowers and a few seeds that will bud and bloom later in the summer. Then go for a walk to see what neighbors are planting. Don’t stop there, gather some rocks and stack them in tiny bundles. Make a rock sculpture or write words with them. There are way too few warm, sunny days in Bellingham, let’s celebrate together and enjoy the ones we are privileged to have.