It is 19 degrees outside, a dusting of snow fell last night and although it doesn't feel like spring to a human being; nature knows better. Nature is the embodiment of the word "hope." The daffodills are awaking from their hibernation. The crocus are peeking out from under its leaf blanket. Birds are collecting straw and strings to soften their nests. The sun is shining far past 5 o'clock. My energy is returning. Enduring a rough midwestern winter makes Spring all the sweeter. Look around and see what you can find. Be present in the moment and mindful of the world around you.