Oh yes I am, I really love this time of the year! I know Easter is, above all, a christian feast, but it is also a really good time to be a bit naughty and eat some chocolate! Mmmm… Yummy, Yummy!!!! I know you’re already drooling over it, don’t lie! No, but honestly, don’t you think?
As far as I’m concerned, Easter is the symbol of hope! There is no particular time in the year to give a bit of yourself to others (because I think that is something you should do everyday!) but if you feel a bit guilty about that and you think you’ve been a bit selfish or whatsoever and you want to change it, well… Easter is THE perfect time for that change! Steven James once wrote « The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us, is stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be, we are really as lost as he said we are, and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again. » I know this is a very religious quote, but it shows you what Easter means to me.
It is indeed the perfect time to GIVE, even if you don’t give much. It is not about how much you give, but about how much love you put in what you do. Actually, it is often with a simple and true smile that you can turn the saddest person into the happiest one. Just like that, in the twinkling of an eye ;)! Pretty easy, isn’t it? Personally, I don’t see and I don’t know better gift than a truthful smile :). And as one of the biggest admirer of Mother Teresa, I couldn’t do anything but agree with what she once said… “Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. »
But for all my greedy readers (and I must admit that I… may be a bit greedy when it comes to chocolate… but just a bit!), Easter is synonym with CHOCOLATE! And how could I be mad at you for that? (I’m the same, but my brother’s so much worse!!!) I mean, everyone loves chocolate, right? And speaking of, I let you have a quick & « gourmand » look at my last NAUGHTY purchases…
You can reassure yourself, though. It is not for me but for my lovely ‘adopting’ & ‘adopted’ family, my dear colleagues, my dad and some others who (I think) will have a pretty good surprise when I see them in London this weekend! Yes, I know I’m going back to London (how lucky am I!) but I can’t help it, I really love it! Plus I’ll see one of my friend and my dad with his new girlfriend (I don’t really look forward to that part of the weekend, but never mind! I know I’ll have a great time anyway… and you’ll have, for sure, a lot more details about it when I’m back on my island ;) )
But in the meantime, I wish all of you to spend a very happy Easter (try not to eat too much chocolate though, you’d risk an indigestion :s!) and…
Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life ;)