Easter — and pretty much every holiday — is overrated.
What started out as a way to remember Christ has been turned into a time of bunnies, plastic eggs, and those disgusting Peeps.
But it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t focus on what really matters — family and friends. And for the sake of this week’s topic, I’ll share three ways you can still have fun on Easter with your friends:
1. Get to know each other again.
Most Catholics consider this time to be about the resurrection of Christ, his new beginning.
If there’s someone in your life you would like to catch up with, then invite them over for lunch or dinner.
Set up an area with pen and paper. You can write down a couple of questions you’ve been meaning to ask you guest ahead of time this way you won’t forget.
2. Ask to visit a friend.
Sometimes we forget that not everyone likes to leave their home, especially when they have small children or simply feel comfortable having people visit them instead.
Bring a bottle of wine or your latest favorite drink with you to share with them. I always like to bring non-alcoholic ones because it allows the kids to join in on the fun. This is a great way to get everyone together.
3. Make a dish and share.
If you’re a fan of sweets or simply love swapping recipes with family and friends, then this activity is for you.
Make a big plate of something sweet — maybe it’s rice pudding, habichuelas con dulce, whatever it maybe. Set a couple of containers aside for family and friends, and coordinate dates for you to drop off each container.
Remember that you’re also your own friend. Take time to feed your soul by simply reflecting on life, where you are, and where you’d like to be.
If you have any issues that need to be resolved, then look within to find the answer/solution to the problems.
Easter is about starting anew. Starting fresh sounds intimidating, but it can also be exciting. It all depends on how you see it. Remember, nothing about change is easy. You just have to do your best to cope with it.