When Every Day Doesn’t Glow With the Beauty of Spring

There’s no ignoring the joy on people’s faces as spring approaches. They anticipate exchanging winter coats for short sleeves and boots for flipflops. 


Spirits lift as those first buds open to reveal unfurling bright green leaves. Rains infuse freshness as they wash away the last of the dirty snow.

The sun warms the earth. Longer days beckon us outside into the evening hours. 

Everywhere we look new life springs up, lifting our attitudes with it. It’s hard to be sullen and moody when outside glows with promise and beauty.

Not Every Day Glows Brightly 

But not every day can be a fresh spring day.

Not every day can have new color and new scents popping.

Not every day will shout new life with each passing moment. 

Not every day will be easy and lovely and enjoyable. Some days … well, they’re just hard.

For those days, we need reminders of the underlying the beauty, the dormant promises waiting to unfurl. 

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I’ve found we can’t just wait for our attitudes to improve. God’s given us the reasons to live joyfully; we need to open our senses to find them. 

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Attitude Adjustment

For an attitude adjustment, we need to seek out the newness of a warm, sunny spring day in the dreariness of every day. We need to look for the color that pops, the scent that invigorates, the sound that soothes. 

We need to trust the blessings are there and be open to receiving them with all our senses turned on.

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God’s grace is not only sufficient to bring us salvation, His grace is sufficient to give us joy and purpose in the dreariest of days. 

God's grace is not only sufficient to bring us salvation, but also to give us joy and purpose in the dreariest days. Click To Tweet

All we have to do is open ourselves to receiving it each day. 

Yet …

I have to admit, some mornings get the best of me and I become stiff and closed to the gifts of the day. It’s then I need to be intentional about looking for the spring in my day.

For those days I created the Reclaim Today action card, especially the second action to diligently seek out the day’s blessings of newness and beauty.

Get your FREE action card now! Click on the button to begin reclaiming your day. 

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New Blessings Every Day

In the Lord’s prayer we say, “Give us today our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11).

And He does. It’s new every day. See it. Smell it. Hear it. Touch it. Taste it.

Then write it down and give thanks for it. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! 

He is pouring those blessings out on you and me. Rejoice in it, even on those less-than-sunny winter days. 

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 2:8-9 

Reflections: As you diligently seek the gifts God has poured out on you today, what new color, new growth, new texture, new scent or new sound have you come across? Today what are you thankful for? Consider sharing the gift you noted in the comment section below. 

Closing in on 4 years of counting and I’ve surpassed 4,000 gifts in Ann Voskamp’s Joy Dare! What a blessing! Here are numbers #4017–4037. Read my entire list by clicking here.

  • *My daughter; *Encouragers who continue to support me in sharing about the sufficiency of God’s grace; *Warm, safe home during tonight’s storms
  • Such nice people transporting Rachel to and from DayHab twice a week; Catching lightening bugs, to Rachel’s delight and Joey’s consternation, as she had me drop them on his head smile emoticon ; Finally a campfire complete with smores and a night sleeping in our barn.
  • Morning editing surrounded by the quiet beauty of our prairie; Pulling thistles out by the roots (literally and figuratively); Danny home for a long weekend
  • Abundance of food choices at the grocery store; 3 young fawns in our front yard; Rach riding her new tryke
  • A chaotic day today sets me up to appreciate tomorrow’s blessings; Garden near weeded; Independence Day celebration with Zach and Joey
  • Being a citizen of the United States of America; Cherry and raspberry pies using fruit fm our land; Fourth of July celebrated simply in enjoying and loving family
  • Barefoot, playing badminton with the boys: now that’s summer!; Flicker of lightning bugs in the growing dusk; Exhaustion from a full weekend of kid-time

By His grace ≈


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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

One comment on “When Every Day Doesn’t Glow With the Beauty of Spring
  1. Cecelia Lester (Quiet Spirit) says:

    Thank you for these wonderful words. I need to be reminded of God’s grace for me. Plese pray for me as I work through a deep emotional hurt from a friend.

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