While Spring comes in officially March 20th, we are feeling its warmth and new life effects now. The trees are starting to bloom and last weekend, we sprung forward our clocks. With Spring and the new light changes, you may notice a change in your ability to sleep, you may be getting up a little earlier. You may also notice a change in your moods. These changes also have an impact on our clients especially those who have memory impairment. At this time, it is important to be sensitive to the needs of the elderly and the young as well as your own needs. Take the time to get the rest you need while you adjust to the time change. It is refreshing to come home from a long day and know you still have an extra hour of light to enjoy the day. Enjoy this time of year.
Also as we spring forward, we also jump into a jig with St. Patrick’s Day. It is a special time of year for me as we celebrate my heritage with some Irish festivities. Wearing green with pride, our family attends the Irish parades and indulges in the corned beef and cabbage. Some Irish history about the celebration of St Patrick: St Patrick was a young Roman who was enslaved and taken to Ireland for many years. He escaped but returned to the isle to teach them about the Triune God whom he loved. He taught the mystery of the Trinity with the three-leaf clover which covered the emerald isle… Thus the Shamrock being the symbol of this special feast day. So wear your green with pride! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St Patrick wrote a great prayer called the Breastplate Prayer of St Patrick.
“…I rise today by the grace of the Spirit. Christ be with me, Christ above me, Christ on my right and Christ on my left, Christ in those that think of me…” Search it and enjoy.
Irish and Spring Blessings to you all.
Martha’s Hands Founder