Blooming magnolias mark the beginning of spring- they can be seen in gardens, parks and along the roadside, reminding us of the beauty of nature and the joy of the season. They bloom early and briefly- for less than two weeks out of the year, reminding us how quickly and beautifully life can change, and just how precious time is. It’s bright blooms in springtime are a reminder to take each day as it comes, to appreciate the beauty of life and the joy of a new season, because that’s all it is- a season. Just like the magnolia flower, time is always limited, and it’s so important to strive to make the most of it. Take time to slow down, one day at a time, and appreciate the sweet moments because they really don’t last long. Stand tall. Stay graceful. And keep blooming.