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A Brazzle Dazzle Day!

Something about the sunshine through the rain for the last few weeks, the rich soil in our yard being turned over in preparation for planting, the blustery wind blowing the trees and clouds around, tells me it’s definitely spring!  I’m really feeling it in my bones this year, I almost feel like a seed myself!  I feel like I’ve been buried all winter, sleeping and hiding and waiting.  All of a sudden, I feel a stirring, a stretching.  Ideas and thoughts and dreams are starting to spark and turn into activity and it feels good!  It’s a nice surprise actually, I was feeling stagnant and sluggish, bloated and lazy.  It’s nice to discover that there’s growth and life deep down.  A seed, even while it’s laying dormant through the winter, isn’t a waste, it’s not dead, it’s just sleeping and waiting for the rain and the sun to wake it so it can start fulfilling it’s purpose!  I’m ready to wake up!  I want to grow and change and produce!  

The greatest thing that I’m discovering about seeds and plants, it’s not a speedy growth.  It takes time to work those first little leaves through the soil and even though, to the naked eye, it looks like nothing is happening, under the dirt the seed is working and pushing out those roots long before the tiny tendrils poke up.  Even after you see the little spikes of green, the plant doesn’t shoot up like a rocket, it’s slow and steady.  The plant knows that it can’t reach the heights it needs to if the base of the stalk isn’t strong.  If the plant hasn’t built up the right kind of support at the bottom, it won’t be able to support its fruit.  I can work with slow growth.  I don’t want to shoot up and flare out like a comet.  I want the calm, steady, inching my way up the trellis kind of progress! 

Maybe I’m more like a garden than a seed.  I’ve been letting my soil rest and hibernate all winter but lately, it’s been turned over!  Weeds are getting yanked and burned, I’m having rich additives mixed in and supplementing what I already have.  It’s not all that comfortable, sometimes downright painful but, it needs to be done.  Then comes the fun part, choosing what I want to grow in my garden.  I’m using Galatians 5:22-23 as my seed catalog.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance…  That’s exactly what I want growing in my garden!  I’m excited to see the first sprouts and I can’t wait til I start seeing the first fruits!!

Here’s the lyrics to a song that came up on our Pandora station today, it really had the kids and I bopping around the house while we were doing clean up.  It’s exactly how I was feeling when I woke up this morning to see the sunlight streaming in my window!  Enjoy!

It’s a Brazzle Dazzle day,
So throw off the past an everything in it,
That’s the Brazzle Dazzle way,
Enjoying your time, from minute to minute,
Running through the sand without your shoes on (shoes on),
Making sure that you don’t keep your blues on,
Finding a boat we can cruise on

It’s a Brazzle Dazzle day,
When you think of love and never a sorrow,
That’s the Brazzle Dazzle way,
To do your work now and take off tomorrow,
Flying through the air; you don’t need wings on (wings on),
Climb right up! and feel the thrill it brings on,
Flock with the wind as it sings on.

Ride higher and higher and glide above the clouds,
Free! no one to catch us or slow us,
Even the birds are below us!

It’s a Brazzle Dazzle day,
A life time of joy in just a few hours,
All our Brazzle Dazzle years have just begun,
We’ll follow the sun and replay,
This Brazzle Dazzle day!

Ride higher and higher and glide above the clouds,
Free! no one to catch us or slow us,
Even the birds are below us!

It’s a Brazzle Dazzle day,
A life time of joy in just a few hours,
All our Brazzle Dazzle years have just begun,
We’ll follow the sun and replay,
This Brazzle Dazzle day!
This Brazzle Dazzle day!

-Walt Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

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