I have felt a little bit down lately. It’s been a dreary weekend. The weather became cold, the skies overcast, and the atmosphere turned wet. On top of that, our dog got sick and gave us all a bit of a scare.

Sometimes, I just feel uninspired and sorta humdrum. It’s during these times that I feel most convinced that life will be this way forever. I can have ninety days of absolute joy and one hour of malaise and be certain that my life will remain a chamber of discontent.

Yesterday, as I was driving down the road and taking inventory of the feelings of despondency knocking around inside of me, I saw it. I saw the ghost that had been eluding me. I was finally in a position to believe what I had convinced myself was only a myth. It was a sight that seemed so unreal but yet was right there in front of me. It was almost as if I was petting the loch ness monster on the head and was taking it for a ride. The specter that appeared before me was….

…spring.

Praise God… or whatever you praise when you are grateful!

I had almost forgotten how many problems can be solved with sunshine. The white in the Dogwoods, red in the Cherries, yellow of the Forsythia, the green in the grass, the blue in the sky, and the warmth of the sunshine. Spring is on its way. The world’s most effective and inexpensive anti-depressant is being re-stocked in stores all over the southeast.

Suddenly, with only the reminder that spring is around the corner, all of my self-pity and blah-ness has gone away. The beauty of the situation is that I never had any reason to feel anything but great to begin with. The taste of sunshine that comes with spring is like waking up refreshed and ready for the day, only to remember that I haven’t even had my morning caffeine yet- things will get even better.

It’s nice to be reminded. It’s nice to be reminded that nature has a way of taking care of each of us if we will just stop and pay attention.

Spring is coming. Nature’s medicine.

Ingest liberally.

Peace, Love and all things Beef related,

Beefcake

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