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With spring in full swing, it's time to rejoice

| June 10, 2021 1:00 AM

Now that spring is getting into its full swing, it is time to rejoice! It is finally time, after the more than one year of headlines and depressing news, to step outside one's back door and feel how beautiful it feels to be alive.

Whether you own or rent wherever you live, one of the great gifts of life is relishing the sweet smells of foliage, trees and grasses being brought back to life after the hibernation of winter.

The glorious scents, increasing warmth of eternal springs surely must bring back memories of childhood and the thoughts of that imagination in our youth which are forever embedded in our minds.

Spring is the time to be thankful for health, happiness and loving even the smallest dwelling that we call home. Fall may be loved for all the beauty that nature displays, but it also brings on dreams of many things in the future that may never be attainable. It is a time  to dream of escaping from the upcoming cold that awaits us.

Spring is the time of loving all that we have and possess which makes us so happy to be living in the present. Welcome it with open arms … and be grateful. The older we get, the more swiftly time passes by.

JAMES RICHARD JOHNSON

Clark Fork