Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Remember the Spirit of Easter
For Christians around the world, this Sunday is the celebration of Easter. There are many preparations people take to make Easter a special time in their lives. Some will be finishing their Lenten sacrifices and making new, healthy habits, while others will have taken a spiritual journey to better their lives. Parents will be buying gifts for children’s Easter baskets. There will be plenty of good food to feast on, egg coloring and decorations galore.
Growing up we were never really taught about or focused on the Easter bunny; sure we had great Easter baskets but the time leading up to Easter was more about traditions. We played the egg cracking game (a big Greek Easter tradition which we also celebrate), made and ate lots of dolmades (vine/grape leaves) and looked for hidden coins in bread. Number one was always family – being together.
Today we revel in the spirit of Easter, that great sense of all-encompassing love given to us by God, joy, renewal and hope. Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or another tradition, let’s all take time to rejoice!