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What Does Spring Mean To You

Updated on September 10, 2013

When Spring Has Sprung

The very word "Spring" can bring a smile to a person's face. After a cold, snowy and miserable winter, many people are more than ready to see the first shoots of Spring flowers. Spring is a joyous season that is beloved for so many reasons.

Take a few moments to think about what Spring means to you.

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Purple Star Honors

The Purple Star Award

Woohoo! This lens was awarded a purple star on February 14, 2011.

The giant squid organizers here at Squidoo award purple stars each week to their favorite lenses created by all-star Giant Squids.

To learn more about the Purple Star Program, click here.

The Sound of Spring - Even Vivaldi Enjoys The Season

Push play on this video and let it play while you enjoy this lens.

Open your arms, toss your head back, and welcome Spring

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Image by pasotraspaso on Flickr
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Image by flo-ry on Creative Commons

Journal It

Think Freely

You might want to create a journal about Spring and reflect on its meaning. If you live in a part of the country that has four seasons, you're probably eager to see the calendar turn to March. You know Spring can't be far off. And with Spring comes a whole refreshed perspective.

Grab a journal that is comfortable for you. Some people like to use spiral bound notebooks and some like elaborate leather bound journals. Whatever type of paper you like is the ideal journal for you. Make sure you have a pen that writes well and won't run out of ink. Try ink in festive Spring colors like green and pink or purple.

Take time to just look around

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Image by Josiah Mackenzie on Flickr
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Image by AussieGall on Flickr

Seasonal Habits

Keep the journal flowing

You may want to start a tradition of keeping a seasonal journal. Start with Spring. Then do each season in a different journal. Start by writing down what Spring means to you.

It could mean a rebirth where you cast off the troubles of winter and enter a new "season" in your life.

It could mean cleaning out closets to rid yourself of too many objects. The lighter you make your load in life, the happier you will be.

It could mean birthing a new business doing something you love or deciding to redo your home with new colors. Maybe you wanted to try a new recipe to bake up a special batch of cookies.

Poll Time

What is your favorite season?

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Find beauty in everything

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Image by alancleaver_2000 on Flickr
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Image by antanask on Flickr

Spring is Rebirth

A time to start fresh

Spring can mean different things to different people, but it usually means starting over and refreshing your life. Think of ways you can start over. They don't have to be huge changes. It can be as simple as moving your bedroom furniture around or cleaning out the attic. Many people also choose to have a wedding in the Spring with creative wedding favors to celebrate a new life together.

Give yourself a boost of confidence as you look for a new line of work -and snag the job! Write down your goals for this Spring and you will find that things start to manifest themselves.

There is power in writing things down. Something about making that commitment to putting it in writing makes all the difference.

Rise & shine, it's growing time!

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Image by morning_rumtea on Flickr

Do Something You've Neglected

Start now, what's stopping you?

Spring is a time of warmer weather, sweatshirts and shorts, long walks, opening windows and airing out your life. If you've been stuck in a certain "season" of your life, try to figure out why and what you can do to get yourself out of a rut.

It could mean starting a new exercise program or committing to taking a painting class like you've always wanted to.

Spring is the perfect excuse for revamping a stalled out dream. Is there something you want to do but haven't? What's holding you back?

Step outside your comfort zone. Is there a new neighbor you've wanted to welcome, but it's too cold? Now's the time! Bring over a nice housewarming gift and make them feel welcome to the neighborhood!

Beautiful Land

Feel free to mute this video and just enjoy with Vivaldi.

Take time to breathe, walk slowly, and daydream

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Image by Rutger de Moddertukker on Flickr
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Image by danflo on Creative Commons

Jump!

Use the season to jump start your goals

Use Spring as a jumping off point for projects you've never gotten around to finishing or reading the books you've always meant to.

Start training for a marathon or form a knitting group to meet new friends.

Spring has sprung and it's up to you what you do with the extra daylight and the fresh, warm air. It's never too late to start a new habit or let go of an old one.

Take the leap!

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Image by powderruns on Flickr

Enjoy the time you have with your family and friends. Do the things that you've been putting off. Lighten your load and clean out the items you no longer use. And free yourself this Spring!

Comments - Embracing Spring

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      acreativethinker 3 years ago

      Beautiful lens. A nice collection of photos to get in the mood for Spring! Thanks for sharing. Take care :)

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      SarahNasal 3 years ago

      I really enjoyed this post, and you've inspired me to start my "spring journal."

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      Awesome photos for spring.

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      JaneEyre9999 4 years ago

      Breathtaking photos! Thank you so much for sharing.

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      What a beautiful spring images. Very nice lens.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Such wonderful spring images.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Spring is such a wonderful time of year. Thanks for sharing your view of it . Beautiful

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      TapIn2U 5 years ago

      Spring for me is picnic at the beach or a lazy stroll in the park. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      WOW. You really captured spring here.

      Congrats on the purple star.

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      It's a wonderful time of year. My favorite. (except for the allergies !)...but still, when the desolate, cold landscape of winter comes alive, it's inspiring...

      I love this lens. Blessed...

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Everyone loves spring. I like the flowers and the sense of new beginnings.

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Very energizing. Just like Spring. Thanks, d

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Lovely lens! Great picts, very upbeat ~ just lovely! B : )

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Very nicely done! Thanks for the lovely photos. I'm ready for Spring!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Time to get some spring in my legs! This is so exquisitely well presented. :)

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      WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

      I love Spring but after cooking in Arizona all Summer thru the end of September I love the Winter. I am from Iowa where I was born and raised so I do remember Spring. One of the holidays we celebrated was May Day on the first of May, baskets filled with goodies, popcorn with sweets mixed in. When I was dating my wife I brought her parents a goodie colander filled with sweets, yeah a colander(they were on sale and looked neat.) =*)

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      Risteard O'Marcahain 5 years ago from Wales

      My favourite season - It all starts for me with the snowdrops which are just out in our garden

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      Lynda Makara 5 years ago from California

      The photos are great! Can't wait for spring.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A beautiful lens with stunning photos! Hope you have a terrific spring!

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      It feels like spring here already, we've been having 60 degree temperatures in Jan & Feb and I live in the north east US! It's usually blizzard conditions.

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      carredsal 5 years ago

      Loved it!!! Great lens thanks:)

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      Absolutely beautiful photos! I love spring, because it means summer is almost here. Fall is the pits, because it means winter is on the way. I agree.. it's a time of rebirth & a time to shed the winter blues. Great lens!

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      cajkovska lm 5 years ago

      I just can't wait that spring comes... and life in nature starts

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      VineriTreishpe 5 years ago

      OMG!!! Can't wait for spring. I love it! Beautiful lens :D

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Spring is my favorite time of year when all is new. What a lovely lens.

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      Barb McCoy 5 years ago

      Beautiful. Still winter here but I know it will be spring before we know it. Thanks for the perk-up this morning with your springy goodness.

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      JanezKranjski 5 years ago

      I love spring. Everything is awaking up and have that fresh smell.

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      I love spring - weather is just right not too hot or cold.

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      hirephp lm 5 years ago

      nice lens with nice photo

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      A Beautiful lens!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens with lovely photos! Goes with the nice topic...

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      myamya 5 years ago

      another great lens! thumbs up

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      megabu717 5 years ago

      I love the spring and the energy fluids which are flying all around when it comes. Can't wait! Great lens, beautiful snaps. Thanks. Congrats for the purple star!

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens!!! Makes me want to start counting the days until spring.

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      Debbie 6 years ago from England

      Oh how I love the way the earth and nature wake up after winter! Congrats on the purple star :)

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      MarleyK LM 6 years ago

      What beautiful pictures. Spring is easily my favorite season!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love the pictures here! I love Spring! All the flowers start blooming, it starts warming up. Wonderful lens! Blessing it!

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Fantastic!

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      scar4 6 years ago

      I can feel the gentle spring breeze blows over my face, warmth, hope, such beautiful words about spring!

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      This is so pretty and exactly what I needed right now, waiting for Spring to finally find its way this far north. Thank you for such a lovely lens.

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      Spring is my favorite season. Congrats on the purple star!

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Well deserved purple star, the pictures a great and general presentation tempt reading...

      Regards

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Fabulous fun lens and congratulations on the Purple Star! I'm a summer sol-soul, but Spring begins the spirit renewal for me, too.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      I love spring! Great job on this creative lens. Congrats on being featured on "best of" and the photo contest.

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      Great lens. I loved the photo's. I can't wait until Spring gets here and my flowers start coming up. Plus, it tells me that summer is just around the corner.

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Beautiful spring lens, loved the images! ***Blessed*** and featured on "My Life with Angel Wings" lens. Congratulations on purple star. :)

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Spring means goodbye to ashy ankles. Sorry to be so blunt.

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      I love spring but I love summer even more.

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I love Spring, it's always such a nice awakening to the dreary winter!

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      raegal75 6 years ago

      I love your lens. Thanks for making it!

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      For a gardener like myself, spring = flowers. Too bad that Spring doesn't start until June 1st in Minnesota :)