Sunday, May 3, 2015

No Winter Lasts Forever - No Spring Skips Its Turn - Welcome to Boston Spring!

After a record breaking winter with snowfall of 110", we wondered if Spring would ever come. We wondered if the snow would melt in time for opening day at Fenway and for the running of the 119th Boston Marathon. How could the ground transform from white to green and would the buds ever reappear on the trees to grow the colors of Springtime in Boston?

Well Spring never skips its turn. The snow melted. And when once I couldn't see the fence that separated the sidewalk from the little field across from my office window, last night I gazed on this scene:

Earlier in the day as we drove down Commonwealth Avenue, I snapped this photo of the trees in bloom:

When we are going through a tough, grueling time that seems like it will never end or we will never heal, all we need to do is adopt the pace of Mother Nature ... her secret is patience as Emerson taught us:

Mother Nature teaches us that nothing lasts forever. We embrace and survive the challenging times, the winter of our lives and reach out for love and support to help us through. We relish every moment of the splendor that happens after making it through celebrating and delighting with all of our senses another Spring.

Welcome back to Boston Spring! We are so happy you are here.

Be blessed. Journey well. To all good things....

My latest book, "Journey Well" is now available on Amazon along with all of my inspirational books. 50% of book proceeds are donated to the Massachusetts Resiliency Center, a safe, welcoming space for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing to heal and stay in touch with one another; a virtual hub for a widely dispersed community whose lives have been impacted by the tragic events of April 15th and the events that followed.

When terror struck the world's oldest and most beloved marathon on April 15, 2013, it was a defining moment in Mary McManus’ life and the lives of all those in Boston and around the world. It was her wake up call to return to the sport and community that have been medicine and a lifeline for her throughout her marathon of healing the late effects of paralytic polio and experiencing 9 years of domestic violence as a child and adolescent. Mary captures the essence of Boston Strong through her experience of the 2014 Boston Marathon and as she profiles the people who are Boston Stronger. Through her blog posts, poems and journal entries woven together with excerpts from her memoir, “Coming Home: A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility,” you will experience, through one woman’s journey of transformation and healing, that no matter what happens to us, we can all learn to journey well.

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