As Canadians we spend a lot of time talking about the weather. Like sports for many men, the weather is a topic that unites us. We celebrate it, comment on it, predict it and by this time of year, it’s most common that we curse it.
When I lived in Montreal, the winters were harsh and long. Because of that, as soon as Spring knocks on the door of any Montrealer, they flood the streets to soak up the life and excitement that inevitably takes over the city. I remember actually feeling guilty being indoors when it was beautiful out. It was as though every last minute needed to be lived outside to compensate for the self-imposed hibernation of months on end.
So here we are in March and Spring should be on the horizon soon. Just like the New Year, a new season brings with it the promise of a fresh start, new undertakings, exciting prospects and much more.
Inspired by the forgiving weather, shining sun and flowers in bloom, most people are visibly happier in the Spring. It’s as though shedding the weight of the winter allows them the lightness to entertain the exciting prospects that come with mild temperatures.
I was speaking with a friend the other day sharing plans for all that we look forward to. And though the weather has not yet proven that Spring is even possible, my attention is turning to the promise of bikes, hikes, patios, cottages and generally lots of time outside.
What are you looking forward to?