I hope you are having a wonderful Easter surrounded by friends and family. I posted this video because I think that the song is incredibly powerful and it embodied the Easter holiday. Today take a moment to reflect on the impact your choices have on the people around you. Are you helping to lift others? Look closely around you is there someone who can use a kind word or gesture. Giving from your heart is the most precious gift of all.
Spring and Easter are the time of renewal and rebirth. Make a commitment to bring more joy and love into the world. Shun negativity and approach difficulties with an open heart and know that life is going to throw things at you that may make you want to give up or place blame. Don’t battle life. Life is going to happen to you, it is up to you how you choose to react. You reactions to life and how you cope influences everyone around you, including the children in your life. To use an analogy from The Dude and the Zen Master, let them see that you can row merrily along, if you just keep rowing. Sometimes the stream will carry you swiftly along it’s waters and sometimes the currents and winds will make you struggle but if you stay the course and keep merrily rowing you will make progress and eventually get where you are headed.
Take a deep breath. Pray. Meditate. Consider all of your options. Life happens to all of us and that’s a good thing.