Easter Thoughts, and A (real) Gift for My Readers


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Sorry, you’ve got to read the entire post to get to the gift!

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This is the time of year when I am in deeper thought than normal; Easter is very special to me, being the spiritual person that I am.  Sure, I love getting dolled up for church on Easter Sunday, hair blown out, impeccable make-up – and I always wear all white: a signature white dress with white heels, big hat, etc.!  But more importantly, It’s one of the times when I remember that my life is important because someone gave their own for mine, and it reminds me how important it is to every once in awhile, do something nice for someone that might be difficult for me to do.  Most of all, it reminds me of how important love and forgiveness is.

I say I love and care about certain people, but am I loving and caring in the ways I *should be* – as a verb?  Am I behaving with love to each and every person whom I say I love?  Even as hatred surrounded Him, a man still asked for us to be forgiven because’ “They know not what they do.”  So, Easter is a time when I make an effort to put my anger, resentments, fears, and guilty feelings aside and forgive at least two people who hurt me or maybe did something to me that I didn’t like…if I could be loved and forgiven in such a tremendous way, I believe that it’s my duty and obligation to do the same for others, especially people I say I care about, in return…and even if the sentiment is not reciprocated.

So, today, I am giving you all a gift – some encouraging words (below) and a coupon from 1800FLOWERS.  If there’s someone you care about and you haven’t seen or spoken with them in awhile, maybe you’re angry with someone, you’ve been neglectful, you cursed them out….and they’re still on your mind, send them some flowers this Easter and let them know that you love and care for them and that you forgive them.  I promise you that you will feel better about things, and so will they.  And, ladies, men appreciate flowers, too, so don’t think this can’t apply to you – you can also send a gentleman chocolate or a plant.  The coupon code for 15% off is: BUNNY25. If you use a MasterCard, you can save 20% by using this code: MCBUNNY25.

It’s Holy Thursday, but just in case I get busy and don’t get back here (I probably will if I experience this weird insomnia I’ve been getting lately!) before Sunday, Happy Easter…remember….forgive….love.

I leave you guys with some poetry from one of my favorite poets, Lord Byron and a few scriptures on forgiveness and love:

“In secret we met-

In silence I grieve,

That thy heart could forget,

Thy spirit deceive.

If I should meet thee After long years,

How should I greet thee?-

With silence and tears.” Lord Byron.

“Come now, let us reason together” Isaiah 1:18

“And now abideth faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is L O V E.” I Corinthians 13:13

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32

“I speak not, I trace not, I breathe not thy name;

There is grief in the sound, there is guilt in the fame;

But the tear that now burns on my cheek may impart

The deep thoughts that dwell in that silence of heart.

Too brief for our passion, too long for our peace,

Were those hours – can their joy or their bitterness cease?

We repent, we abjure, we will break from our chain, –

We will part, we will fly to – unite it again!

Oh! thine be the gladness, and mine be the guilt!

Forgive me, adored one! – forsake if thou wilt…” Lord Byron

“…Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Luke 7:47-48

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. I Corinthians 13:4-7

 

 

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