The promise of things to come.
The realization that there will be some pesty issues that will need to be addressed.
The reminder that I might be looking plump now, but if I stay busy with all the things I need to do to take care of myself and my family, I'll trim down quickly.
The thought that I'm starting with a clean slate in my garden and that it's up to me to provide it with enough care and nurturing to allow it to become its most beautiful.
The attitude that with a little perserverance, I can push thru anything
and the beauty of my efforts will come through.