The Hope of Spring

Ashley Hancock

When I look at this photo, so many things come to mind. I think about spring and how everything around you comes to life again. I can feel the warm summer sun slipping through the leaves of the trees. I can smell the fragrance of flowers in bloom. I can hear the buzzing of bees and the chirping of birds. Most of all, I can see a new beginning and hope on the horizon. This little flower, so small and so beautiful, takes me back to those carefree summer days when each day began with one question: What am I going to do today? Maybe you were going to head to the beach or go camping. Maybe you were going to hangout with friends or relax at home. Whatever it was that you were doing, above all it made you happy. Now more than ever, it is important to focus on the positive and find the beauty in the little things in life. Take this flower for example. Being able to take a photograph of this flower made me feel happy. Now is a time when you can explore new things you weren’t able to focus on before. So remember, you can still do the things that make you happy. It’s just a matter of discovering what those things are.