Today I took a walk in Lincoln Park. I was admiring all of the beautiful tulips, lilacs and green leaves. This feels like the longest spring season I've experienced in a long time. Every day as I walk outside I'm surprised that there is still all of this beauty around me. Along the way, I took a minute to smell a tiny red rose that was just getting ready to open. It smelled so delicious.
As I continued walking, I noticed this one tree had spread thousands of seeds on the ground. I couldn't help but think about how it produces new trees with this strategy. It's really fascinating. It's also a reminder that even nature has to send out a lot of seeds into it's environment in order to make one tree. Sometimes nature even needs a whole team to create. A tree may need a bird to eat it's fruit and pass it's seeds through it's little body to the ground in order to start to germinate.
Today, take a short walk, even if it's just around the block. Notice the colors, smells and shapes of the flowers and leaves. Be present to the sunshine warming the bark of the trees and your face. Stop and smell the lilacs. Enjoy the smells and colors of spring.