Yesterday was Easter.
A celebration of the newness of life, represented in Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The early church timed the liturgical calendar so that Easter’s death, burial and resurrection would resonate with the pagan ritual of spring, when the earth shakes off it’s winter slumber. New life comes forth in hopping bunnies and bright flower buds.
We could take our cue from this tradition of regeneration. Use Spring as an excuse to time out from whatever has you spinning your wheels and remember how exciting it is to be alive. This week a schedule change at school has given me more time at the desk. I know, this sounds counter-intuitive. Having more time to work, instead of squeezing writing into the small cracks between the business of life, opened up the fun in creativity again.
Gretchen Rubin has a great suggestion for how to find a healthy recharge.
How would you like to take advantage of the sprightliness of spring?