Easter is often thought of as a religious holiday. This year, Passover occurs at the same time, giving many individuals reason to celebrate their given faiths concurrently.
I see Easter as more than a religious observance. Easter to me is the time of renewal for myself, Mother Nature, and the world in general. Living in North America, Easter falls at the start of spring. While we still have plenty of snow around today, it hardly feels like spring, but the attitude and expectations are still the same nonetheless. Spring brings about new life, and since Easter occurs during this season, the two are intertwined for me.
There are many times of the year where I feel the need to re-evaluate and refresh my goals and motivations. Naturally, Easter is one of them. I find with the days getting longer, and the sun feeling warmer as it shines through the windows, it is a good time to check in with my progress. I look to see which goals I am on my way to meeting, which ones I have met, and where I need to go from here.
I get motivation at Easter because there are new beginnings happening all around me. The snow is melting, the grass starts to grow and green up. Tulips and other flowers start to wake from their winter sleep. I see birds start nesting in their homes in my back yard, preparing for their new babies. It sets the tone for the next few months, as we gear up for summer, then prepare for autumn. Spring and Easter are one of my favourite times of the year.
I wish you all a wonderful spring, and I hope you choose to celebrate the season in whichever manner suits you best.