Friday, March 29, 2013

Week 34

"Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals." - Charles M. Crowe

"The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances." - Robert Flatt

Easter. Spring. What a beautiful time of year. I have spring fever. I get it every year & this year is no different – well, this year it may be stronger than in past years.

It’s the sense of renewal. The act of renewal through spring-cleaning, the pulling of dead flowers/weeds/finally tending to the flowerbeds that I’ve long neglected. (I know I don’t have an excuse living in sunny South Florida… but I am more of a ‘wait until spring’ kind of person when it comes to yard work.)   So I am planning to spend part of this weekend pulling weeds, finally planting an herb garden that I've longed for. And, surprisingly, I actually have faith that I can grow them, that they'll flourish & I can simply walk out my back door & pick my very own herbs for cooking. 

Then after Easter Service on Sunday I'm planning to go to my zen place – the beach. The weather should be ideal – high 70s – giving me lots of time to chill, read & reflect. Knowing that this time of year is a reminder that we can start over no matter what has happened in the past. The past does not define us – nor should we let it.  To reflect on the ideals of life.  And hopefully to end the day with an abundance of peace & contentment.

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