Yesterday, many of you celebrated Easter, one of the most important Christian holidays. It’s a time to celebrate family, hope, love, and joy. It’s a time of traditions, celebrated year after year, and passed on through the generations. Whether it’s grandma’s apple pie, mom’s deviled eggs, Aunt Sally’s potato salad, or Uncle Henry’s corny jokes – holidays are filled with traditions, and traditions give us memories. Memories are those moments that we hold onto when we pass through the storms of life. Holidays are special times in our life because we slow down long enough to celebrate with those we love and make time for what is important. I often find myself thinking that we need more holidays so that we take the time to do what is really most important and that is to connect with those we love and care about. Come to think of it – who needs a holiday? Let’s make our own calendars and block time to celebrate more of the good stuff in life!
Something to Think About
Some say that technology saves us time and gives us more of it, but does it really? Or does it simply allow us to do more in less time? Years ago, when we started saving time with technology, why didn’t we take that time and spend it relaxing and doing things we enjoy? It’s not too late!
Start a new tradition this week. Set aside time to get together with friends and or family each month, no holidays required!
Words of Wisdom
You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. – Walter Hagen
I think my mother… made it clear that you have to live life on your own terms, and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected. – Caroline Kennedy
When you begin to worry, go find something to do. Get busy being a blessing to someone; do something fruitful. Talking about your problem or sitting alone, thinking about it, does no good; it serves only to make you miserable. Above all else, remember that worrying is totally useless. Worrying will not solve your problem. – Joyce Meyer
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo Buscaglia