I’m not a religious person, so I’ve always felt a little odd celebrating Easter, but much like Christmas it’s become a very commercialised and widely celebrated occasion. That isn’t to say I don’t make the most of a four day weekend, though, nor the copious amounts of chocolate floating around! (Who doesn’t enjoy a period where chocolate for breakfast is considered acceptable, I ask you?!) So while we won’t be partaking in any of the more traditional Easter activities, we will be making sure we get to see and spend time with as many of our loved ones as we can, and that always makes me truly, truly happy.
By the time you read this, the bank holiday will almost be over, and I’ll no doubt be lamenting about how quickly it whizzed by and feeling anxious about the week to come, but one thing is for sure, even though it hasn’t happened yet, I know I’m going to have had a wonderful time. We have so many lovely plans for this weekend – from entertaining old friends and their children in our home to eating a huge roast dinner cooked by my Dad – and I have every faith that that I’ll enjoy every minute.
The older you get, the less you get to spend time with your friends and family, as life and responsibilities get in the way of that quality time. After a while it seems like the only times you get to see them are the big celebrations like Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas or Easter. That sucks, but it also makes you cherish the good times even more. It feels like just a moment ago we were all celebrating Christmas together, discussing how long it has been and how we shouldn’t leave it so long next time, and yet here we are, a quarter of the way through the year already! No doubt we’ll do exactly the same thing again, but at least we will appreciate the time we’ve got to spend together.
So here is to the weekend that (by the time you read this) was, to the friends and family who helped us celebrate it and keep me smiling through the year, no matter how tough it gets.
Hope you all had a lovely Easter, whatever you got up to!