I love new beginnings! Every month is definitely a new beginning.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
It's around this time of year- Groundhog's day, February 2nd, when people begin to wish for Spring. Groundhound Day is actually quite an old concept. People have found mention of it in journals dating back to the 1840s.
It originates back to Pagan rituals, specifically the celebration of Imbolc/Candlemass, which is the midpoint between the winter and spring. It's a time of anticipation of spring and the sun.
It's one of the first spring festivals. And if you take a walk today...look closely at the baren trees- you'll be surprised to see that their little buds are forming.
There is an old Scottish saying:
As the light grows longer
The cold grows stronger
If Candlemas be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight
If Candlemas be cloud and rain
Winter will be gone and not come again
A farmer should on Candlemas day
Have half his corn and half his hay
On Candlemas day if thorns hang a drop
You can be sure of a good pea crop
As this is a new beginning- and possibly the beginning of spring for some, what will YOUR new beginning be?
What will February be? The Month of Exercise? The Month of Eating More Veggies? The Month of Water?