Easter is a staple time in Christian homes, and also an opportunity to reconnect and spend time with family and friends. Although for many the pandemic seems decades away, it was only a couple of years ago that we were denied this opportunity. Let's use Easter 2023 as that opportunity to reconnect with those who mean the most to us!
There are plenty of ways to do just that. Here are some recommendations from me and how you can spread some love this Easter.
1. Good Friday! In my household Good Friday brings the smell of fried fish - snapper being my absolute favourite, together with some dumplings, hard dough bread and maybe a sneaky bun and cheese. I usually invite a friend or friends over to enjoy some lovely food, drinks and even better company. Nothing meets that in-person connection, eye contact and loving body language!
2. The Long Weekend! The long weekend gives us two extra days away from work and two extra days to get in a brunch or two! There are plenty of brunch spots all over but why not do something different? Choose a cuisine (Jamaican, Nigerian, Indian, Japanese) that you have never tried before and bring someone along with you so you can enjoy the experience together! I have a bottomless brunch already booked in with a friend who I haven't seen in what feels like forever!
3. Fam Day Sunday. Easter Sunday is one of the most important days in the Christian Calendar, a day to
break fast and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his promise of eternal life. This day for me is normally saved for family and why not extend that arm and invite some of your relatives to Church or for a lovely dinner, hopefully consisting of lamb and mint sauce! This also includes those friends you consider as family too!
4. Send a gift. Not every bank holiday needs to consist of meeting with people, we have sometimes to recognise our own limitations and concentrate on rest. In those times, it doesn't mean the thoughts have to end! Why not send a hamper, such as our Family Hug Hamper to remind someone you are thinking about them? A DIY option is always possible too, if you have a bit more time on your hands. Use any glass jars or homemade treats you can package up!
5. Finally, schedule a catch-up. Although Easter is a great opportunity, it is also a great opportunity to send someone a message to say hi. Don't forget the importance of social interaction, so if not this weekend, how about next weekend or next month or even in six weeks, just say hello!
We hope you have a fantastic Easter, whatever it is you decide to do.