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TO THE CITY OF DECATUR, ARKANSAS WHERE "WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN DO AWESOME THINGS!"
March is a green month. How many of us are looking forward to seeing all the green come back to the trees and grass? Green represents so many different things, but what do you think of when you think of Green?
St. Patrick's day is on March 17th, and the rule of the day is you must wear green. Green makes you invisible to the little leprechauns that like to pinch people they can see. So be sure to wear your green to keep from being pinched.
Some people believe that wearing green will bring good luck. One popular symbol of good luck is the four (4) leaf clover. One of the fun things you can do as a family is to take your children outside to a patch clover and have them look for that rare variation of a three (3) leaf clover. The ratio of a four (4) leaf clover to every three (3) leaf clover is 10,000 to 1 (one four (4) leaf clover to every 10,000 three (3) leaf clover.)
Some people wear green in honor of their Irish ancestory. If you are from Ireland, or have ever been to Ireland, then you may think of the lush green vegetation in Ireland hence the reason it is known as the Emerald Isle. The greenness comes from the moderate temperatures and moist air.
Or you might have the flag of Ireland in mind, which a third of it is green.
Here in Northwest Arkansas, after a cold and snowy January and early February, I believe our minds turn to spring when we hear the word green. The first day of Spring is March 19th. Daffodils are already in bloom, warm weather comes and goes, and the Red Breasted Robin has come out looking for fresh earthworms. Wildlife begins to come out and explore what this new year has to offer them, and rains begin to replenish the earth.
Running across this line from a poem by Christina Rosetti, "There is no time like Spring, When life's alive in everything," made me think about how a small flame of fire can grow into a full grown fire when given the right elements it needs to live. what a beautiful way to describe community!
There is no community more beautiful than a community coming alive with life in all ways. It's like when you plant a garden from seed. You water it, nurture it, and with anticipation you wait until you see that little sprig of life pop up out of the fresh ground. Your heart warms over and joy floods your soul. Then as you watch the sprig grow and become the beautiful plant, a sweet-smelling flower, or a budding fruit tree you have been waiting for, you can then sit back on the front porch with a cold glass of tea (sweet tea if you are in the south), and smile with satisfaction of a job well accomplished.
Support Decatur AR Dog Kennel
Looking for a furry friend to become a part of your family? Consider adopting a dog from the local animal shelter. To contact our animal shelter please call 479-752-7235. Our shelter is open from Monday thru Friday 7 am to 4 pm. Our animal shelter is located at 985 Austin Ave., Decatur, AR 72722.