Definitions: (1) showing a lively and happy gait <with a spring in her step>; (2) having an elastic quality; resilient; flexible; (3) Being filled with the joy and newness of the spring season

Quote: To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life. — John Burroughs (1837–1921) American naturalist