My boyfriend kindly gifted my mother potted tulips and hyacinths for her birthday last week. She placed them in our living room by a large window near our recliner. As I was sitting in the recliner doing homework, the beautiful scent of the flowers conquered the room.

These scents of spring reminded me that warmer weather is on its way! This is exciting for those of us in the colder regions of the world.

Each year, we find ourselves going through seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall. Winter is tough here in New York. The temperatures average around 10-20 degrees, and can feel below zero with windchill. BRRRR! I am getting chills just thinking about it. This type of weather causes many of us to go crazy, feeling like prisoners inside our homes. But we manage to stay positive because we know warmer, more enjoyable seasons are headed for us. That’s exactly how we should view the COVID-19 situation. It’s winter moving toward spring and spring moving toward summer. COVID-19 is just another season for us to endure.

Right now, we are in the worst part of the pandemic as millions of people are feeling the impact of this virus, health-wise and financial-wise. Don’t worry, better times will be here soon. We will get through this, just like we get through every bone-chilling winter season.

It’s funny how a small scent can get our brains thinking, but that’s what nature does. Nature opens our minds to new ideas, creativity, and positive thinking.