Easter has arrived and to me, it is a time for new beginnings. Dogwoods blooming, trees turning green and baby bunnies in the yard; spring has arrived. The weather is getting warmer, and I enjoy opening the windows to air out the house. Kids are counting down the days until school lets out and plans to be made for family fun during the summer. A time to pack those heavy winter clothes, bring out the bright, colorful spring colors and pack those heavy boots away and wear light weight sandals.
New beginnings for anything, the possibilities are endless with faith. Yes, a new beginning to write a new story, take new pictures and clean up the yard. It can be a new beginning for a diet and exercise program. It can be an opportunity to develop healthier and productive habits. It can be an opportunity to change my attitude to see things in a positive light. It can be a time to forgive and share with family and friends. That is the marvelous thing about the journey of life; we can start a new chapter whenever we make that decision. We don’t have to wait until Easter or New Year’s, but it can happen any day of the year.
Today, I have made the decision that I will continue that journey of improvement and agree that it does not happen overnight, but with time and energy to progress. Improve on the talents and skills that I use that make me happier. I have faith that I will grow and improve with each day. To believe in Easter, new beginnings or myself, it takes faith!
Faith: bases on the World English Dictionary,
1. strong or unshakeable belief in something, esp without proof or evidence
2. a specific system of religious beliefs: the Jewish faith
3. Christianity trust in God and in his actions and promises
4. a conviction of the truth of certain doctrines of religion, esp when this is not based on reason
5. complete confidence or trust in a person, remedy, etc
6. any set of firmly held principles or beliefs
7. allegiance or loyalty, as to a person or cause (esp in the phrases keep faith , break faith )
8. bad faith insincerity or dishonesty
9. good faith honesty or sincerity, as of intention in business (esp in the phrase in good faith )
10. archaic indeed; really (also in the phrases by my faith , in faith )
[C12: from Anglo-French feid , from Latin fidēs trust, confidence]