Last week on the first day of spring, it snowed six inches here in New York. I got out and shoveled my driveway for the umpteenth time this season. Will this winter never end? The Amish community lives with the rhythms of the seasons. They know times of planting and harvest. They are in tune with the cycles of nature.


Me? I’m complaining there will never be spring again. And there were six more inches of how bad this winter was all over my city. But the sun came out the next day. Soon there were no signs of the snow that had me slipping on sidewalks the day before. A freak storm and a reminder to me: Spring. Will. Come. I will not be stuck in a deep freeze forever. As you emerge from this winter season I hope you too find joy in the sunshine. Just as winter can’t last forever, neither can spring. So take a moment to really enjoy it today.



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Lisa Bogart. Lisa is a movie-loving, book-reading, sweater-knitting, cookie-baking, world-traveling woman. She is also the author of Knit With Love, Stories to Warm a Knitters Heart. She won the Guideposts Writers Workshop in 2010. These days Lisa works part time at Piedmont Yarn in Oakland, CA. And she loves nothing better than writing all morning, knitting all afternoon, and watching a movie with hubby in the evening. You can find Lisa online at LisaBogart.com.


  1. We are in Kansas. We had a very mild winter compared to most everyone else. Even with that I am ready for the springtime. I love the four seasons. We have a few very small Amish communities that are a couple of hours in each direction from where we live. We have visited throughout the four seasons and they seem to find joy in each season. This is something that I try to do as well. Thank you for sharing and I hope that springtime is coming your way. ♥ Teri

    • Hey Teri I was a Kansas girl for a few years growing up! I lived in Overland Park. I have fond memories of four seasons there. In fact your reminder to enjoy all the seasons is a good one. I confess it was thrilling the first time the snow came down this winter. It was even fun the second or third time, but on the first day of Spring made me a little sad. So thank you for rejoicing with me over the change of seasons.

      • Hi Lisa … we are just about 20-25 miles from Overland Park. I hope that you have a wonderful day in your neck of the woods. ♥ Teri

  2. Lisa seems springs late getting here this year or is it just me? March came in like a lion. Will it go out like a lion too? We have snow flakes here in Ohio today. I have not of seedlings that I would like to get planted before we leave for Myrtle Beach in 3 weeks. Oh well. Stop complaining Shirley.

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