Having been raised by an Irish mother, it is impossible for me to think of March without thinking of St. Patrick’s Day. “Gram” as everyone called her, would phone all the grandchildren the morning of March 17th and insist that they not leave the house if they were not wearing Green.
While the “Green” on St. Patrick’s Day conjures up visions of leprechauns, the “Luck of the Irish”, Green beer, and even McDonald’s “Shamrock Shakes”; it also reminds me of the passing of winter and the coming of spring. Green of the new grass. Green sprouts of tulips pushing through the ground. Greenness of a new season. Green thumbs planting Green seeds. Green grass in the bottom of Easter baskets. And there is the Green of something new and not quite ripe. And the environment improving “going Green.”
Green reminds me of crayons and of Dr. Suess’ “Green Eggs and Ham”, and of “Eating your Greens” and being healthy.
The newness of a fresh start. And of growth and prosperity.
During the month of March, Single Steps Strategies invites you to explore the many “Greens” as you venture on your journey of life. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Don a new Green dress. Fill a basket with Green straw, flowers and goodies, and leave it on the door step of an elderly neighbor. Spend time coloring or reading with a young child. It will give you a new perspective on life.
Plan your Spring flower garden. Plan your life anew by starting on an abundant life journey that begins with just a single step.