Blessings of Spring

We are ten days into the Spring Solstice, which started on the 20th and runs until June when the summer Solstice begins. This is such a renewing time of the year when flowers start to bloom, grass gets green, and trees begin to create canopies of shade.

It is also a time when people of all faiths, or no faith at all, realize a resurgence of their own flowering and growing through ways that they celebrate the Solstice. That can be in religious or secular rituals or simply by being outside for a little while to see the renewal all around them and breathe it in.

For me, the spring holiday I celebrate is Easter, and while I wish everyone who celebrates any spring holiday many blessings of the season, I do want to wish my Christian friends and readers a very Blessed and Happy Easter.

I do love the religious and spiritual practices that mark the season for me, but I also love the Easter Bunny and all the fun of eggs and baskets and little kids squealing with joy when they find the goodies. In that spirit of fun, I thought you might enjoy the following:


All I need to know
I learned from the Easter Bunny!

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.

There’s no such thing as too much candy.

All work and no play can make you a basket case.

A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.

Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.

Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.

Some body parts should be floppy.

Keep your paws off of other people’s jelly beans.

Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.

The grass is always greener in someone else’s basket.

To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.

The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.

And in the spirit of fun, you can check out the blog Rhythms of Play, where a woman named Nell gives a little information about the Spring Solstice and offers tips on how to celebrate with your kids through play. She encourages parents to play with their kids as a way of connecting in special ways. She offers 15 ways to get into the rhythm of play with your kids this spring.

Or, if you are like me without any young kids around, you can do some of the art projects yourself to enjoy some time with your own creativity. That is important, too.

May the joy of the season fill your heart.

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