What does it mean to you? Perhaps it is a time of great religious contemplation or absolutely nothing- When I was a kid I remember that my mother often bought each of us a solid chocolate rabbit. She worked in restaurants and was able to purchase these from a wholesaler making them more affordable. It would literally take us months to consume them and it often became a kind of game between my brothers and me. I’ve eaten my ears… My head is completely gone… and so the race to finish would carry on.
When my own children were small Easter looked like hiding plastic eggs around the yard or going to a Community Easter egg hunt. The giant and imposing rabbit walking around usually scared my son’s, and they were consoled only by the colorful plastic ovals filled with candy.
Whether or not you have a religious attachment to the day, Easter is still a day embedded with message of promise yet to come. Whether it’s unwrapping a chocolate bunny, opening a surprise filled egg or the blossoming of redbuds and spring flowers, there is something of jubilance on the horizon. Whatever is yet to bloom for you, I hope it is filled with joy, happiness and child-like wonder.