Virginia Madsen wrote a blog entry for The Daily Love: “Sometimes we find ourselves depressed, stressed or discouraged – stuck in a dark place that seems impossible to escape, almost reflecting the last grey of winter before the seasonal changes that signal the dawn of springtime. It may be the simple everyday problems that build up over time or it can be something much larger and more serious that buries us in spirit. I believe negative energy is like stagnant air that needs but a window opened to shake it all out. Changing the energy within ourselves can affect the outward energy around us.
Try something new to excite, or wake up your inner self. Try yoga, cycling or raising your heart rate with a simple walk around the block. With simple “baby steps” we can transform our own energy. By doing so we create momentum that can affect ourselves, and those around us. I think of this as a kind of “spring cleaning” of the body mind and spirit. Think of a summer vacation house, locked up and closed for the winter, being opened and cleaned out. How transformed the summer house becomes with the windows open and the cobwebs swept out. We too can spring clean ourselves and prepare for the seasonal changes that will renew our lives.
Open your doors and windows, dust things off and shed your winter blues. The time is now. Spring has sprung. Prepare to embrace the sun and start anew.
You may be surprised at what blooms within you.”