Thank you for this day

Here in Wisconsin, where winter sometimes has the nerve to stick around until May, we’ve been fortunate to experience a taste of spring throughout March.
Winter did, indeed, go out like a lamb. And the joke’s on you, winter, because April Fool’s Day was delightful, with a brisk wind left over from March and summer-like temperatures that danced up to the top of the 70s.
I want to remember this day and treasure this day because I know this kind of weather is all too rare around here.
I want to remember these fresh spring breezes when it’s 92 degrees with 88 percent humidity.
I want to remember these fresh spring breezes when winter winds howl and the furnace never stops chugging.
I want to remember these fresh spring breezes when tornadoes rip up trees and tear up the town.
But I probably won’t.
It’s human nature to whine, I think. And, here, in the North, we like to whine when it gets really cold because we know it doesn’t get that cold in Georgia. We like to remind people how hardy we northerners are.
And we like to whine when it gets really hot because we feel it shouldn’t get really hot in a place that gets really cold. So it is our God-given right to whine about the heat.
But for this one great day, no whining. I was granted blue skies, sunshine, fresh breezes and leaves blowing back in my face as I tried to rake them off the winter-bedraggled lawn.
Thank you, April, for giving me Spring.

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