By Cathy Jameson
An Easter Blessing.
Forty days ago I gave up something in preparation for my Lenten journey. Slipping up a couple of times, but before I could be totally sidetracked, I realized how quickly I could ignore this sacrifice. Fortunately, with reflection and prayer, I was able to redirect my thoughts and stick to promises made. Replaced with peace of mind, self-control and a chance to make amends, I continued through these last few weeks with discipline. In doing so, I also reduced a bad habit that I had allowed myself to engage in.
Today is an important day for me. Not only is it Easter, one of the holiest days of my Church’s year, it’s also a milestone of making a commitment to better myself. I got the chance to start something over, and to do it better this time around. I pray that I continue to find strength to fulfill the promises I made a few weeks ago and that they have a positive effect on those closest to me.
Easter. A time of renewal. A time for joy. A season of new life. A season for growth. May today’s Easter blessings bring you new life also. May it fill you with courage and perseverance needed for this journey. May you too find strength to keep your promises alive. And with every possibility for hope and healing, may we all find happiness wherever we turn.
Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.