3) Notice the beauty: The birds have started to return, and the trees are beginning to bud. Signs of spring intermingle with huge flakes and cold days. I am thankful for it all. On walks, I have seen red wing blackbirds, ducks, and even a couple of muskrats cruising the water and ducking under the water to fish. Noticing the beauty in everything has always been a joy for me and never more than now.