Merry March

Spring is just around the corner…

Angela M Ward
Living & Learning
2 min readMar 24, 2024

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Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash

March has come to symbolize the season of green, growth and good spirits. A time when the light sticks around a little longer before the sun sets and the weather gets just a touch milder. Perhaps I spoke too soon, though, because Ontario has been experiencing frequent flurries (gusts of wind and snow) for the past week. With that said, I can’t believe we’re nearly into spring!

Hopefully. 🤞

During this month, one of the most commercialized holidays is March 17th, when people gather around for parades, special foods, dancing, drinking and a sea of green on St. Patrick’s Day. You’d never know it, but this day actually originates as an official feast day in the 17th century, celebrating the patron saint of Ireland.

There’s was also a lot of decorative leprechauns, gnomes and shamrocks — at least in my immediate area. As someone of Irish heritage who loves the colour green, I’m not complaining. It’s fun and lighthearted and an ode to my ancestral land (even though the day’s meaning has changed a lot).

On a more serious note, quite a few important events happen in March: International Women’s Day, International Day to Combat Islamophobia, Black Mental Health Week, Irish Heritage Month, Easter, Passover…

No matter what you’re reflecting on or celebrating this March, I think we can all agree that spring is such a great time for a fresh restart. A chance to dust out the figurative cobwebs, and open the windows to possibility – and hope. Hope for a better day, a better month and a better world.

Here are two articles to uplift your mood.

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Wishing you a merry March!

Sincerely,
Angela ☘️🌱🐰

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Angela M Ward
Living & Learning

Communications and digital marketing professional, interested in creativity, personal development and mindful living. Top Writer in Reading.