At the depth of Winter’s dark dormancy, a spark–a glimmer of hope, the return of life. Quietly, without fanfare, bud’s blossom bursts.

In a forest of lifeless branches, a single sign of promise. This beacon of hope springs. As if telling the cold forest wood that again summer’s soft green covering will return. Without subtlety or conformance, the bud explodes color into its lifeless surrounding. We are alive!

Spring Forth

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

  • Vitality is a gift, and I am grateful for that surge of life springing up within and around me.

  • For what it’s worth, I was going to name this post “Salt & Light.” Apparently, that has a different meaning for people, which is more in line with the meaning I intended.

  • Bad news. Apparently, that nice patch of land is about to be destroyed by a commercial developer building yet another “community shopping area.”

    Sorry little bold white tree. Your days are numbered.

  • Man, For a preacher, he sure just smashed my faith in that little tree to pieces…thanks Doug!

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