I know it’s finally, really spring because all I want to do is clean stuff up and hum jaunty, happy tunes to myself.
Yesterday, I replaced the porch lights, cleaned the light fixtures and sang “I’m gonna pop some tags” the entire time. My singing voice is particularly resonant on the line, “I wear your granddad’s clothes. I look incredible.” [here's the link to the song - lyrics are not safe for work, children or the easily offended]
I hauled cushions for the patio furniture out of winter storage to the tune of Rockin’ Robin (tweet, tweet, twiddly-diddly-deet, tweet, tweet, TWEET, tweet).
At the car wash it was, naturally, – “you might never get rich, but let me tell ya it’s better than digging a ditch”.
In my garden, though, it’s all classical music. Lilting, lyrical, wordless tunes soar through my head as I prune the rose bush, dead head the hydrangea and rake up the debris of winter.
Good golly, now that you think of it, spring cleaning is a terrific metaphor, right?
Like, how you can take this time to clean up any area of your life that needs a little pruning. Needs a little washing. Needs some attention. Needs twiddly-diddly-deet.
At this time of year, you have the perfect excuse to do whatever needs doing.
Because it’s spring cleaning time.
Difficult conversation? Simple, it’s just like sweeping the porch.
Hard money decisions? No problem, it’s just like packing up the winter clothes for storage.
New commitment to health? Easy, it’s just like washing the salt and road grime off the car.
All you need to be successful is the will to welcome the new and a catchy song to hum.
Let me get you started on your own change with a little anthem that might be perfect – Carry On. By the band called… wait for it… “fun.” Can it get more perfect than that? Because it will be fun.
All you have to do is to pick something that needs doing, and start singing.
Because it’s spring, sugar. Anything – everything – is possible.