The spring equinox, also known as the vernal equinox, will occur on March 20 this year. The spring equinox marks the beginning of spring.

Spring symbolizes new life, renewal, youth, growth, and hope.

Lengthening days, warming temperatures, singing birds, peeping frogs, greening landscapes, and blooming plants give hope to the winter-weary. In addition to improving mood, spring entices individuals to participate in activities outdoors, where sunlight enables the production of Vitamin D in the body. No doubt about it, springtime is an excellent prescription for improving one’s health.

Numerous quotes about spring have been recorded. I’ll share a few of my favorites:

• “Spring is when life’s alive in everything.” — Christina Rossetti

• “Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

• “I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” — Ruth Stout

• “April has put a spirit of youth in everything.” — William Shakespeare

• “An optimist is the human personification of spring.” — Susan J. Bissonette

• “Never yet was a springtime when the buds forgot to bloom.” — Mary Elizabeth Sangster

• “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” — Margaret Atwood

• “Springtime is the land awakening, The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Lewis Grizzard

• “Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.” — Edgar Guest

• “The beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs

• “Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” — Neltje Blanchan

• “Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.” — Charles Dickens

• “The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter.” — Jen Selinsky

• “Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last, The spring rains will come again.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

• “Spring is a natural resurrection, an experience in immortality.” — Henry David Thoreau

• “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” — Leo Tolstoy

• “Spring has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” — W. Earl Hall

• “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so.” — Mark Twain

• “Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” — Anita Krizzan

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