The VOICE of Inspiration
By Don Lindsey
Like so many others, Easter Sunday is a day that I’ve grown to enjoy. Even before I started to celebrate the holiday from a religious point of view, I enjoyed the family gatherings and of course as a kid; I loved the Easter egg hunts and candy. Our kids have grown out of those traditions, but it was always a blast watching them participate when they were little and something I miss seeing.
Another beautiful thing about this holiday is the time of the year that it resides. I’m a baseball fan and the season is getting underway which means tomorrow, I can catch a game or two while the family and I enjoy the day. As of the time I wrote this article, I was watching the Cincinnati Reds, my favorite team getting shelled by the Washington Nationals and while that should be upsetting, it’s nice to be able to see a Reds game because I don’t see many of them down here in Florida. Hopefully tomorrow, they will be on again, so I can enjoy another game.
There was a time when I was in my 20’s that I didn’t care about holidays. To be honest, if I celebrated a holiday, then it was for an excuse to get laminated by any of my favorite alcoholic beverages. Being at a much different stage of my life now that I’m nearing my mid 40’s as a husband, parent, and son, I find myself grateful for every blessing I have in my life. I’ve been fortunate to have the people around me that I do because spending time with those that I love becomes important as I age. I can attest that my outlook on life now as opposed to 20 years ago is much better because instead of thinking only of myself, my time now is dedicated to those who matter to me.
When I think of it, gratitude is what Easter is all about for me. I’ll celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus gratefully. I will be grateful that I have my children and that they are in good health, for my parents, and being able to spend every day with them and for the beautiful wife that the Lord has given me. She is a blessing.
I’m getting to the point in my life where I see the importance of these relationships. I know the value, and I’m grateful for gaining maturity.
I know that many folks will celebrate Easter differently with their traditions and such. Some, do not celebrate the holiday, so whatever your preference is, I hope you have a great and restful weekend. God bless and Happy Easter.
Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and a resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community.