Ah, this is the time of year when new growth is everywhere! It's finally Spring, and the "paddy green" color is everywhere you look. It won't last forever, of course. In summer it will be replaced by the deeper green colors, but for now, it's so joyful and pretty! I love to touch the new growth, especially on pine and spruce trees. It's soft and springy, kind of like a baby. I suppose in a way it is a baby, although it's a continuation of the same plant. This is the time of year when all things seem possible, when newness is around every corner. If you planted secret seeds in your heart late last fall and let them overwinter in your soul, now is when they will begin to grow. Now is your beginning, the beginning of everything. So take heart! If you have been troubled, now is the time to go out into nature and reconnect with the new energy pulsating everywhere. Now is the time to realize your goals. Now is the time to remember who you wanted to be. Go into the woods and breathe deeply several times. Inhale the life force. When you leave, you will know what to do.