Tis’ The Season To Review, Renew and Celebrate

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For the thousands of Christians around the world, Easter is a symbol of Hope, Renewal and Rebirth. Growing up every Holiday was a cause for celebration, Easter was no exception. Our celebrations began on Good Friday with a feast of Fried Fish and Hot Cross Buns. My grandmother was a baker, so we had an unlimited supply and would eat ourselves into culture fatigue, then eat some more.

 

Then there was Easter Sunday which began with Church service and racing home after service to pop-open those Easter Baskets. Easter dinner was just a smaller vision of Christmas dinner with Fried  Fish, Grilled Lobster and Ham or Roast Turkey with all the trimmings.

We’d wrap up the Holiday with the annual Easter Monday beach picnic. Ahhhhh, nothing topped basking in the sun while floating on your inner tube, except of course second helpings sandwiches, coconut water with sweet milk and Conch Salad. We enjoyed the break so much that the only eagerness to return to school after, was to brag about how much fun we had during our holiday.

 

My celebrations have dwindled in comparison and the holiday for me now has turned into simply enjoying the few days of freedom from the office and local events around town. However, this year my daughter’s birthday fell on Good Friday so we had great cause to intertwine the celebrations.

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Tell me, how did you celebrate Easter, past or present?

~Happy Sunday

©Etta D. Richards

Phenomenal Friday-Spiritual Growth vs Religion, Happy Good Friday

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“Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.”  ~A. R. Rahman

I like to think of myself as being more spiritual than religious. For me, living spiritually asks nothing of you than to be the best person you can to yourself as well as to others. Spirituality requires nothing more than removing the veil from anything that distresses you, removing from your life all that makes you feel unfulfilled or doesn’t add to your life.

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Our Very Non-Traditional Christmas

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“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~ Burton Hillis

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An Unfathomable World

Shrey Chheda

This is a curious world. A world of weird behaviours. A world of stark differences. A world of mixed emotions and of multiple possibilities. A world where we don’t even know what is real and what is not.

These are strange times, where we no longer understand what is wrong and what is right. A time, where we just follow the stereotypes and try to fit in. A time in which everything is nothing but a cliché about something.

A very peculiar incident today made me realise the meaning of the quote:

We are all sinners, who judge others for sinning differently

If your normal guy makes a joke about something, it can be racist, it can be outrageous, it can be outright insulting. However, if the same joke is cracked by a comedian, whom you paid money to listen to, you laugh and clap with ecstasy. Uncanny, isn’t it?!

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