Spring is the Season of Hope

By: Vaughn Greene Funeral Services
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Hope springs eternal”. Spring and hope are intertwined our mind, body, and soul.

As nature give us precious extra hours of daylight, we also undergo a number of physical and psychological changes that result in a sense of renewed hope and optimism. That additional dose of daylight we'll be treated to over the coming weeks boosts our levels of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. It's the stuff that's packed into anti-depressants, and it’s nature's way of making us feel alive and awake following a period of wintery hibernation.


The healing potential of spring is undeniable, too. People who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, type of depression linked to the shortage of sunlight in the winter, find that it goes into remission once springtime rolls around. The additional exposure to sunlight also increases our production of Vitamin D. This essential vitamin is responsible for promoting bone health, proper cell differentiation, and boosting immunity.


Spring also has a tendency to bring out the kid in all of us. There’s something about the rising temperatures after our confinement from the cold winter months that draws us outside and causes us to be a little giddy. We feel freer and happier. Even those who like winter rejoice when they see flowers poking through the ground and the trees starting to bud.


Spring fills us with hope and lifts our spirits. "The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring."

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What You Need to Know When Choosing a Casket

Selecting a casket for your loved one can feel overwhelming. It’s one of the first major decisions you will need to make following your loved one’s death. In addition to feeling numbness or grief, ...

The Living Memorial: An Ingenious Celebration of Life

One day, we will all be called home. If you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness or are in hospice care, your own homegoing is no longer an abstract idea but an impending reality. As you and y...

Combatting the Senior Loneliness Epidemic

Growing older brings with it many challenges that contribute to a more solitary life. One of the biggest issues for seniors is that their social circles shrink as the years go by. Spouses, family m...

Age-in-Place Safely with these Smart Home Devices for Seniors

At any age, there’s no place quite like home. For adults approaching retirement age and beyond, aging-in-place for as long as possible is becoming more common. The rising costs of medical care an...

You Don’t Need Money to Leave a Lasting Legacy for Your Loved Ones

When you envision leaving a lasting legacy for your loved ones, what comes to mind? Do you think of trust funds and family heirlooms? If you don't have these assets, does it mean that you can't lea...

This Arbor Day, Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One

The United States was one of the first countries in the world to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday dedicated to tree planting. Celebrated on the last Friday in April, this year we will recognize Arbor...

The Story of a Lifetime: How to Write an Obituary for a Loved One

In the aftermath of a loved one’s passing, writing the obituary may seem like one more daunting chore on your checklist during a sad and exhausting time. You may feel overwhelmed by the respon...

Coping with Lonliness After the Loss of a Spouse

The loss of a spouse often brings with it a special kind of bereavement. Whether the death was sudden or expected after a long illness, the emotions are typically intense and enormous lifestyle cha...

Five Things to Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

If you or someone you love is considering an assisted living facility, you already know that the decision isn’t an easy one. Aside from concerns about happiness, the financial impacts, and the ma...

How to Help a Friend Who’s Lost a Loved One to Suicide

“A person never truly gets ‘over’ a suicide loss. You get through it. Day by day. Sometimes it’s moment by moment.” — Holly Kohler Suicide is currently the tenth leading cause of de...