On a morning power walk a couple of days ago, I suddenly realized I didn’t need my ice cleats anymore. The trails were completely dry!

In addition, my toque, scarf, and mittens were making me feel a tad warmish. I could feel a big smile starting as I stopped to remove these items.

The excitement and joy of the anticipation of spring completely consumed me as I added an extra celebratory kilometre to my walk.

If there had been a tall flight of stairs at the finish, I envisioned myself running to the top and pumping my fists in the air like Rocky.

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…

“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett