Journaling in July – Week 4

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond is hosting a Journaling in July challenge this month. I’m participating with her challenge (mostly – I’ve missed a few days in each week.) She and Deb from Deb’s World are also posting a blog hop on Saturdays, with an overview of the week before. For my Week 4 recap, here’s one of the days I journaled to the prompt ‘My Favorite Season.’

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Day 23 – My Favorite Season

Without a doubt, Spring wins the grand prize as my favorite season. There’s no debate at all. Probably because it’s the exact opposite of The Season-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named. (Winter!)

I don’t like winter. Never have. I don’t like cold or being cold. I don’t like dreary days. I don’t like short days where the sky turns mahogany by 5 pm. The world seems to be hibernating. I want to hibernate and wake up when its over.

But, spring! The days get longer. Trees burst into bud and flowers begin splashing our environment with their vibrant colors. Birds chatter and nest. Bees start buzzing around in search of nectar. The days embrace the growing golden warmth from the sun and the world explodes in growth and vitality. Aliveness. That’s what I see and feel when springtime bursts forth in glorious bloom, unfurling its energy throughout the land.

I could wish for eternal springtime. But, it’s said that you don’t appreciate the peaks without the valleys. I suppose that its just as true for the seasons. Without the deep cold and stagnation of winter, would I appreciate the spring just as much? If that’s the world I lived in 365 days a year, would I enjoy the delights of this season as much? Knowing human nature (and me), I doubt it.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie Harris
    Jul 27, 2019 @ 21:51:53

    This is so true Trisha! Spring is a season where we feel and know we’re alive! I love it too. I think Autumn is my favourite due to the colours and gradual winding down from the summer heat but spring is up there as a favourite too. Thanks for joining in with us and for the shout out!!

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    • trishafaye
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 21:13:50

      You’re welcome, Deb. I’ve enjoyed the journaling journey through July. (Hmmm…can I fit any more alliteration in there? LOL) While I haven’t made it to my journal everyday, I’ve learned a lot about myself. And I’ve enjoyed reading the end of week recaps from everyone!

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  2. Jo
    Jul 27, 2019 @ 21:58:08

    We don’t have much of a spring or an autumn – for that matter, we don’t have much of a winter either. I don’t think, though, that you appreciated the seasons unless you have those highs and lows that precede them. We were in France last year in the European spring and I saw for the first time the importance of the season with its fresh produce, new buds etc coming after a long and cold winter.

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  3. Sheryl
    Jul 29, 2019 @ 02:31:25

    I enjoy all the seasons – though I think that Fall is my favorite.

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