Dash of Sass: Winter Won’t Last Forever
Sometimes winter…either the literal winter or the winter of our souls…feels like it’s going to drag on forever. Stripped as bare of our hope as the trees are of their leaves, we start to question whether we will ever feel truly ALIVE again. But in the quiet, in the stillness, underneath the surface…things are happening. New life and possibility and growth is being stirred. We can’t possibly see it now, but there will come a day in the not too distant future when we throw off the weight of our winter coats and dance free and light and blissful in the warm spring breeze. And it will be beautiful. But if you look a little closer at the process of winter, you will see its beauty, too. It’s a season of shedding. Of letting go of what was to make room for what will be. Of being hidden and covered and protected as everything safe and familiar to us falls to the ground and sets us free to take chances. It is a season of surrender and trust…knowing that what we lose now can’t compete with what’s coming. So hang in there. Know that this winter season won’t last forever. Sunny, joyful, hopeful days will come again. And we won’t be the same when they do. We’ll be better. Freer. Stronger and bolder and less afraid of letting go. That’s what winter does…reminds you how brave you are. Brave enough to wait. Brave enough to trust. Brave enough to embrace the beautiful uncertainty of BECOMING.