Forsythia or Photosynthesis


I have always been a little sentimental over nature.  Spring happens to be my favorite time of year when everything starts blooming and weather is just perfect.   

I tend to annoy people around me with the “oohs and aahhs” I make as we drive down country roads.  I stand in awe as I soak in the beauty of the flowers and trees in the spring.   From the yellow forsythia, the easter lilies that are blooming,  to the pink and white cherry blossoms.    How can anyone not stop and thank God for the beauty he has given us and the promise of a new beginning.

I love to see the forsythia bloom. In my opinion that is the first sign that Spring is here to stay.  Those golden bushes have always made me smile.  There was always a little joke we had about the forsythia.   We called it different names….I called it “for”sythia….My husband called it “fra”sythia.    Well, our daughter topped it a couple of days ago, she called it Photosynthesis.  

Let me say, in the beginning I was sooo proud of her for using such a huge word.  I thought she was just talking about flowers in general.   But when we were taking our evening walk a couple of days ago, I was telling her that forsythia bushes made me so happy and brought back a lot of funny  memories.    With her very serious look, she informed me that they were called photosynthesis.    I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard in years!!!

Isn’t it funny how God replaces old memories with new and improved ones?

God doesn’t want us to wallow in self pity of our past.  He doesn’t even want us to worry about tomorrow.  He states very clearly  in Proverbs 27:1 Boast not about tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

I think that’s why God created spring, it’s a perfect time for new beginnings!

Cling to the happy memories but don’t forget to make new ones. 

Until next time….stop and smell the flowers!! 

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