A Breath of Fresh Air

Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy

Springtime can be very inspirational for many people around the world. During this time, new projects are often put into gear, people get to enjoy beautiful scenery, and everyone enjoys the abundance of events that take place when warmer weather begins.

Spring Cleaning

Do you ever feel like the clutter in your house is becoming too much to deal with? Spring can often be the perfect time to cleanse your home, which in turn can cleanse your mind. According to the article “Spring Cleaning Your Home and Mind!,” Possessions are nice to have, but can practically take over your life if they aren’t being used functionally. “Less is more; renewal in the home rejuvenates the mind and brings a new, clearer visualization into view.” Here are few tips to consider if you decide to do some spring cleaning:

  • Declare that you’re not only cleaning your home, but also clearing your mind.
  • Pack up items you’d like to keep but aren’t using. If you haven’t used them in 6 months, get rid of them. When thinking about throwing things away, first consider giving them away to people you know, The Salvation Army, Goodwill, or even Freecycle.
  • The home isn’t the only thing that could use a good spring cleaning. Plenty of thoughts take up precious real estate in the thriving metropolis of your mind. Think about how you can create that laser sharp focus to achieve your dreams.

Watch this video for some organizing tips that you can use while spring cleaning:

Flower Shows

According to an article on NYCGO, “For two weeks, the clothing and accessories at Macy’s won’t be the only colorful items on display by the iconic department store. Outside in Broadway Plaza, beautifully bright floral arrangements will channel South Asia for this year’s Macy’s Flower Show, The Painted Garden.” This show began on March 24th and will go until April, 7th. The Macy’s Flower Show is in it’s 39th year and goes on in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

Watch this video for a sneak peek of the Macy’s Flower Show:

You can also check out these other flower shows:

Dallas International Film Festival

The 2013 Dallas International Film Festival is from April 4th through April 14th. This will be the 7th annual DIFF and is presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers and a production of the Dallas Film Society. As stated by the Welcome to DIFF 2013 section on the festival’s website, “In the world today, filmmaking is a powerful and egalitarian expression of this human desire to create, and in this spirit our Festival’s mission is to not only bring to Dallas quality independent films, but also to recognize, promote and support the imaginative minds behind this universal art form.” This festival is an 11-day celebration that consists of over 150 films and several in-depth panels.

Check out the How to Fest section of the festival’s website or watch this video for tips on how to enjoy the festival:

Hope everyone has a chance to complete their plans and projects! Let the springtime inspire you!

Melissa Woodring 🙂

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