I opened the door at the end our second grade hall and immediately felt the warm sun and cool breeze mix near my face. What a gorgeous day. My feet crunched walking the gravel track, and I spent some time praying, breathing, and taking in the signs of Spring all around me. I heard Sand Hill Cranes whoop, songbirds sing, and felt the tickle of bugs near my arms.
This kind of day makes me happy, I thought.
I was nearly done with my walk and I spotted a female bluebird perched on the topmost branch of an evergreen tree, her mate close by in another tree.
Thank you, Lord, for Spring.
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