Another Easter, another throwback to homemade matching gingham Easter dresses! That’s me on the right, showing off my very special sugar peep-hole easter egg. (Remember those?! I thought they were SO amazing and special.)
I still love Easter. I love dying eggs (although, now that my kids are older, they’re not as interested as they used to be, but I’m glad they still do it to humor me.) ?
I love celebrating the return of spring and a chance for renewal.
I love dressing in our Sunday best and being with family.
For me, Easter is a season of Hope. This past year I have tended to feel somewhat discouraged by the increase in negativity, divisiveness, and bitterness I feel in our society. It’s forced me to do a lot of thinking, not only about how I want to show up in the world, but how I want to choose to look at the world. As I’ve chosen to focus on those that are doing good, showing love, forgiveness, kindness and even just simple respect that people can have different opinions, I’ve felt a change in my own mood and outlook! I’m grateful for other people who choose this way of looking at the world.
That includes many of you! I’ve been so touched by your kind notes and gestures – especially in response to the Sew Goodness challenge. I’ve already started receiving requests and blocks from our March challenge!
This is what gives me hope! Knowing there are so many other good people in the world. We’re all just humans trying to do our best, sometimes falling short, but we keep going and trying. And that makes a huge difference.
My faith brings me a lot of hope as well, and this is why.
Whatever your traditions, beliefs, hopes and fears, dreams and goals, please know that I am thankful for the goodness that you put into the world and I’m sending you love and encouragement and wishing you a very happy Sunday with you and those you love. xo