After long winter, Easter brings hope and happiness

Another long winter is finally over. With Easter on the horizon and those brutal cold days just a memory, I feel liberated.

No need to bundle up just to step outside. A lightweight jacket is sufficient. No more ice skating down the sidewalk hoping to make my destination without breaking a leg.

Winter can be delightful if you're young, but at my age I prefer the warmth of spring and summer. I no longer count the years, I experience the passing of the seasons. Measuring time by years can get a little uncomfortable now. Plans are made on the spur of the moment or for the following week. Next year...who knows? I enjoy the present moment. That's all we can be certain of.

I will spend this Easter with my family, surrounded by love and good memories. My wish is that all who read this will experience something similar. For those who believe in the the hope which Easter offers us, please remember your neighbors who may be lonely, have no family or struggle to make ends meet.

Reach out with a helping hand, a prayer, a visit or a smile. Smiles are contagious. People respond to them. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could build a peaceful world, one smile at a time? Happy Easter.

Dianne Borowski

Dianne Borowski lives in Bay Village.

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Volume 3, Issue 8, Posted 6:21 PM, 04.19.2011