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Hey SPRING Hey!

Usually I’m a Fall/Winter girl (even though I was born in June).
I’m not for the hot weather. Ya girl sweats. #NotCute

But this year, I’ve really been looking forward to the season change.

I’m ready for warmer weather. I’m ready for the blooms on the trees (The cherry blossoms in the picture were my dad’s FAVE! #DCStandUp)
(as a native Baltimorean, that will be the ONLY DC Love you get on THIS blog)

As I was saying…

I’m ready to be free of coats & scarves. I’m ready for the daylight to last longer.

I’m ready for SPRING! #HeyGirlHey

#HowYOUDoin

Last year, while I was having my #JesusTime, I said out loud “My season is about to change!”
God said back to me: “Your season HAS changed. The weather may not have changed, but the season has.”

*slow blink* Say what now?!

You ever have one of the moments when you hear God’s voice and you think your head is about to explode?

Yeah. That was me.

The season has changed even though the weather hasn’t caught up. Today is the first day of spring even if the weather outside doesn’t indicate that truth.

The date of the season change doesn’t alter just because the weather isn’t cooperating.
Don’t let the circumstances outside make you disbelieve what’s been scheduled on the calendar of your life.

The weather just has to catch up.

I felt (and feel) that I’m about to enter into a new season. It’s my personal #HarvestTime. It’s a personal time of reaping. Birth. Renewal. Growth. Expansion. Double portions. Scratch that…I’m not about to enter in…I’m in.

But that weather tho.

As my seasoned aunties would say “I don’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of!” (Not literally y’all. Relax!) I live in the same house. I do the same things. My social circle hasn’t really changed. TECHNICALLY, I’m in the SAME spot I’ve been in for the last year or so.

But really…I’m not.

Because, my season has changed though the weather around me tries to convince me otherwise.

SPRING IS HERE.

I don’t care if it’s cold. I don’t care if not one bloom has well…bloomed. I don’t care if the tulips haven’t pushed through the dirt in my front yard. I don’t care if a snow storm hits. None of these things happening disrupt what’s on the schedule.

The season has changed. Spring is here.

And I’m fittin’ to rejoice & be glad in it.

Come on in the room SPRING!


“But forget all that – it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun. Do you not see it?” – Isaiah 43:18-19 NLT

Soundtrack for this blog is brought to you William Murphy – It’s Working.

uBu4Him

Claim your subscriptions

Today was the last day of my discounted Kindle Unlimited subscription. I’ve had it since December of 2018. It allowed me to read different books in the Kindle app almost for FREE. I had a 90-day subscription for .99 cents.

I was so excited to read ALL the books! I downloaded one book in particular that I was so looking forward to reading.

Never got around to it.

Then, yesterday, I realized my subscription was ending and I tried to rush to use up 90 days worth of subscription in 48 hrs.

I had 90 days to read that book and so many more.
Why did I not take advantage?

Why do I do that?
Why do you?

Do we think the subscription will always be there? I mean technically, Kindle Unlimited would still be there tomorrow, but it wouldn’t be .99 cents.

Try 9.99. Per month.

That’s a 2,927% increase.

It’ll cost you when you take your time with those subscriptions.

I’m not going to pay that increase and while I’m a pretty quick reader, I’m not going to be able to get through that book before the subscription period ends.

So, I forfeited what could have been a PRIME (excuse the pun) window of enjoyment. I didn’t claim the subscription that was mine for the taking.

Not because it was a hardship to claim it. Not because it put up a fight. Not because I forgot it was there.
I didn’t utilize that subscription simply because I allowed EVERYTHING else to get in the way.

I had time. I had space. I had opportunity.

There are no excuses. I just didn’t. I just didn’t use the ALMOST FREE subscription that was available to me.

Ugh.

And, now I’m upset. I’m upset that I didn’t read ALL the books and do ALL the things available to me through that subscription. I started that book and I’ll have to figure out another way to finish it that’s either going to cost me time or money.

It didn’t have to be this way. ALL.I.HAD.TO.DO.WAS.ACCEPT.AND.USE.THE.SUBSCRIPTION.

Why do I not take advantage of subscriptions at the most opportune time?
Why do I wait until the end of a subscription to realize the benefits of a subscription that has been there since the beginning?

Me & subscriptions have GOT to get it together.

I seem to do this with every subscription I get. I don’t seem to know a good thing until it’s almost gone.

I wonder what’s worse; a subscription I opened but didn’t fully claim or a subscription I never opened at all?

Don’t be like me.

Claim your subscriptions. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

Oh. Substitute subscriptions for blessings and re-read.