Informative, and General Reading
Spring Forever In My Heart
by Bob Perks
"I can't believe it. These blooms have lasted so long this year," my
"I hadn't really thought about it, but you are right. As much as I love
Lilacs, they come and go so fast," I said.
It has been incredibly exciting this year here in my back-yard. Our
Lilac tree has produced the most blooms I have ever seen. The scent is
so wonderful that I spend a lot of time just standing on our small deck
breathing it all in.
Many of the branches are hollow and cracked leaving me to believe it has
seen many Springs. A few winters ago one of the biggest branches crashed
to the ground under the weight of melting snow. It broke my heart. I
guess I wasn't expecting much from the old thing this year. But it is
Since we have been experiencing so much rain lately the flowers have
become heavier. The once tall bush seems to be under a lot of pressure.
I can relate to that. There are big gaps because the branches are lower.
Sadly, today I noticed the first bunch of flowers turning brown. It
won't be long until they are all gone. But here's what I've learned from
Some people are like fragrant flowers. They come into our lives ever so
briefly and leave behind a scent that remains embedded in our being.
They brighten your day by just having had contact with them even if for
a moment. If kindness would have scent it would remind you of them.
Like when I smell pine, all the best Christmas memories rush through my
mind. When I smell roses I think of romantic, moon filled evenings.
Some people, having given so much to you, remain a part of who you are
forever. You cannot possibly go through a day without thinking about
them. Their beautiful spirit gently nudges your heart each time you hear
their name. The very thought of them stirs within your soul like the
sweet fragrance of a thousand roses.
Loved ones who have passed on, having given their lives to you, having
stayed in bloom through a life time of eternal Spring, are like these
Lilacs. Although my heart is saddened having discovered that they are
dying, I will not remember them that way. I will forever see a thousand
blooms each time I think of them. In the coldest, darkest days of the
winter of my life, the memory of them will get me through it all. Even
the slightest fragrance, a wisp of "almost there again," will bring a
smile to my face and my heart will pound remembering the love.
Oh God, thank you not only for the beauty of the people you bring into
my life, but for the lingering fragrance and everlasting memories of
ever having loved them at all.
Loving them and believing in you, means I will have "spring forever in
Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They
exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to
the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.
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You can focus on the negative things in your life, or you can choose to
focus on the positives. One will bring happiness, while the other won't.
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Recognize there are consequences, but live with it. Let your motto be,
"Don't Postpone Joy." Make room for happiness, make time for play. Every
Bob Perks is a speaker and author. He has
dedicated this story to two friends, Jim and Kathy. Take the time to
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