Daylight Savings Time comes early this year, on March 12. Before we know it, Earth Day will be here. Flowers will be in full bloom again, and some of us will be happily working in our gardens. We’ll lose an hour, but we will gain that forward momentum, which is vital to moving ahead in life.
When I think of the spring, I think of Inglewood and the forward momentum the city is continuing to enjoy. It’s amazing to think how far the city has come in so short a period of time.
As you get ready for spring—in whatever way you do that—consider giving a little extra time and attention to your surroundings. Inglewood is alive with so much change and newness that you can’t help but be inspired. The change in our outer world reflects how we feel inside about ourselves and others. And of course, that works both ways.
When you do your spring cleaning, painting or whatever else you do to spruce up your home, keep in mind that thousands of people will soon be coming to Inglewood. You want your home or apartment to looks its best. The same thing applies to our schools and parks.
If you are a homeowner and plan to stay here, any type of investment you make to your dwelling will pay off in some way. Property values continue to rise rapidly, so your home’s value can only go up even higher when you make improvements.
You can start with your lawn. Even before the drought, Inglewood was known to have some of the prettiest, best manicured lawns around. That can only improve now that we have got some much-needed rain.
When you, your home and everything around you looks good, you naturally feel good, and this feeling carries over to how you relate to others.
We don’t tend to notice dirty walls and other defects around the house until we get new lighting. Then everything shows up. Every time a new building goes up or a street is improved, a glorious spotlight shines on the city, reminding us of the work that still needs to be done.
Does your home match the vision of the new Inglewood? If not, see what changes you can make so your home can reflect the pride that you feel in our city.
Spring is coming in Inglewood in more ways than one.