What You Focus On

There is much to love about spring in Canada: longer days, warmer temperatures, trees budding, flowers blooming. This year it may be harder for many to find or hold onto hope in the season than other years, with all that has been lost by so many since last spring, and with so much uncertainty about what the coming months will bring.

So this post is just a reminder — as much to myself as to anyone — that what we focus on grows, whether it be fear, or anger, or what is beautiful. There are many who claim credit for the quote on the photo in this post, so I credited no one, just let the words say what they say.

What you focus on grows

I posted this photo, without words, on Instagram early in March, where I try to focus on what makes me feel good, and I’d love to have you follow me there.

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Wendy Mason Geoghegan on April 14, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Such a magnificent photo of unfolding. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

    • Kathy on April 14, 2021 at 11:57 am

      Thank you, Wendy. I’m glad you like it.

  2. wickit54 on April 14, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Kathy!
    Hope you & yours are well. Happy Springtime 🙂

    • Kathy on April 14, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Yes, thanks. Happy springtime to you too.

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