What a lovely time of year. It brings a sense of renewal for me, and I hope for you, too—Spring freshness taking hold in the air; the classic movie, Easter Parade, rerunning on TV; flowers blooming again; leaves on the trees—bring up wholesome and refreshing memories.
The world is made up of people of divergent traditions, but, it seems to me, there’s a commonality among us. We can all experience the hopefulness of the Easter spirit: A festival of freedom, reconciliation over estrangement, and a renewal of commitment.
As the children (and we) break into our chocolate bunnies, hunt for colored eggs, visit petting zoos and dress up in our fineries (I actually have my bonnet picked out), my message is a fond hope that all of us open the windows of our hearts and minds to fresh breezes of Love and Understanding in the spirit of Easter.
I wish that, as you’re reading this right now, you find someone to hug today, especially a child. It’ll make YOU feel good, not to mention the “huggee”.