Happy Easter! No matter what our religious faith, we all look forward to Easter as major road sign of optimism: renewed life and renewed hopes. Spring. Clean, fresh starts. Open the windows. Pack up the bulky winter clothes. Look forward to feeling the warmth of the sun on bare skin.
Yet the "Easter Candy Clearance" aisles at Walmart beckon us to stock up. After all, it's stupid to not buy good chocolate bunnies when they're half-price, right? And jelly beans are good to have "on hand" all year long.....
STOP!! Remember what Easter represents! It's not about eating, nor is it about perpetuating bad habits, or wasting money on things that are downright BAD for us.
Easter is about honoring life, not shortening it. Whether you're pigging out on ham and hot cross buns or cramming Cadbury Creme Eggs into your mouth like there's no tomorrow (and there is, you know!) stuffing massive amounts of seasonal junk down your throat does not honor life--especially not your own.
Tomorrow when you're out shopping, hold your head high and stride right past all that clearance-priced Easter candy. It's crap. It's poison. It will mess you up. Breathe deeply and feel your strength. Use that strength to be the person you want to be. This is a season of new beginnings!
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