Spring Always Comes

Last summer I moved into my newly-built dream house, and it was (and is) wonderful on a lot of levels.  One of the many things I loved was having a blank garden palate to work with.  Because the house is in a wooded area, I decided to do very natural planting; perennials, shrubs and trees, vs. a lawn.  So I started with the front yard, planting some things last fall.

Then came the long winter – lots of snow and cold.  Everything looked dead.

New plants But, as it always does at the end of April, everything started slowly coming back to life.  Little green shoots here and there, then leaves, and then flowers…

And now it's beautiful: almost everything came back, and all the plants are already bigger than they were when I planted them last fall. Lush, green, healthy.

This afternoon, I was walking around appreciating all the renewal and rejuvenation, and it occurred to me that this is a great metaphor for the economy.

The economy is cyclical. Recessions come and recessions go.  After every recession, the economy begins to grow again. I see subtle signs of economic renewal all around me (even though many things still look kind of dead).

Let's have faith that the economic Spring will come, and position ourselves to be able to take full advantage of it.

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