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15/04/2019
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“In spring, the dead trees, roots, and animals come to life again exactly as they were, thus providing hundreds of thousands of examples, specimens, and proofs of the supreme resurrection.” Said Nursi

Motivation Mondays: RESURRECTION

Motivation Mondays: RESURRECTION

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul. Victor Hugo
Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection; the past then lives in your words and you are free. Jessamyn West

What does the term Resurrection mean to you? With Easter and Passover almost upon us, and Spring resurrecting colorful blooms around us, the operative word for this season is – resurrection. This is a time of rebirth, renewal, return, rising and hope for things to come. While I must admit that the term is tied to the Easter celebration of the resurrection of Christ from the dead, it also has significance in the secular world. The changing seasons are a time of death and rebirth and, with each renewal,  we deepen our belief in the continuity of life and nature, and all that it offers.  We become firm in our belief that the sun will rise and set on schedule, that night will replace day, and that the breath we take for granted will remain constant.

With each seasonal shift, we experience movement within, and it is our free will to make choices to help us grow during this season or choices that make us stagnate. Maintaining the status quo has its pros and cons because, like a body of water, without a constant flow and movement to flush out the debris and bring in new life/water, we become frustrated and give up. Since humans are such creatures of habit, it is important for us to make time to shift gears and refresh our bodies and minds. The changing seasons are one way we get forced to do so, and the other involves honoring the traditions we grew up with, and using that time to reflect and stretch … this could all be viewed through the lens of a resurrection.

The Resurrection – Poem by Linda Gregg.
Let the tower in your city burn. Let the steps
to the shadowed building by the lake burn
even though it is made of stone. Let the lion
house burn so that the roaring and burning
will be heard together. Let the old, poor,
wooden house where I lived go up in flames, even though
you returned and sat on the steps that led
up to where we used to exist. Let it all burn,
not to destroy them, but to give them the life
my life gives to them now. To make them flare
as they do in me, bright and hot, bright and burning. via poemhunter.com

READ: Motivation Mondays: REBIRTH

 

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” Robert H. Schuller

Motivation Mondays: RESURRECTION

Motivation Mondays: RESURRECTION

 

Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The literal resurrection of every soul who has lived and died on earth is a certainty, and surely one should make careful preparation for this event. A glorious resurrection should be the goal of every man and woman, for resurrection will be a reality. Ezra Taft Benson

The Resurrection reflects Possibilities: How is the season pregnant with possibilities? With each passing day, we adjust to the changes, the arrivals and departures occurring in nature. We see our days grow longer, the nights grow shorter, and april showers arrive to cleanse the earth and get us all to reawaken from our temporary hibernation.   One of the special gifts we receive at Easter is a spirit of renewal; it is a time of rebirth and an opportunity to start afresh again. We can resurrect plans we set aside and take that extra edge off by accomplishing all the things we put aside. Another gift of Easter is a return to Hope; as we look around us and contemplate the conflicts and instability around the world, we can build up Hope by focusing on participating in good works for our communities and ourselves.

This is a great time to take stock of efforts we have made, so far, this year. It is a great time for a paradigm shift; a time to let go of old and hackneyed ways of thinking/being and try something new to motivate us on our journey. Are we on track with our goals? What is motivating us to stay true? What is hindering our progress?  How are you planning to celebrate this important season? What traditions have influenced your life and which ones do you still celebrate? Let’s consider the questions and, if we are lagging behind, this is a great time to jump-start our 2019 goals.

The Rich Man And Lazarus – Poem by John Newton
A Worldling spent each day
In luxury and state;
While a believer lay,
A beggar at his gate:
Think not the Lord’s appointments strange,
Death made a great and lasting change.

Death brought the saint release
From want, disease, and scorn;
And to the land of peace,
His soul, by angels borne,
In Abraham’s bosom safely placed,
Enjoys an everlasting feast.

The rich man also died,
And in a moment fell
From all his pomp and pride
Into the flames of hell:
The beggar’s bliss from far beheld,
His soul with double anguish filled.

O Abram send, he cries,
But his request was vain
The beggar from the skies
To mitigate my pain!
One drop of water I entreat,
To soothe my tongue’s tormenting heat.

Let all who worldly pelf,
And worldly spirits have,
Observe, each for himself,
The answer Abram gave:
Remember, thou wast filled with good,
While the poor beggar pined for food.

Neglected at thy door
With tears he begged his bread;
But now, he weeps no more,
His griefs and pains are fled:
His joys eternally will flow,
While thine expire in endless woe.

Lord, make us truly wise,
To choose thy peoples’ lot;
And earthly joys despise,
Which soon will be forgot:
The greatest evil we can fear,
Is to possess our portion here! via poemhunter.com

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The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for MAR – APR 2019 are:

MAR

03/03   –  08 International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month
03/10   –  10 iHeart Awards, 14 Pi Day
03/17 –   17 St Patrick’s Day, 20 Start of Spring/International Day of Happiness
03/24   –  30 Earth Hour
03/31 –    31 Day of Visibility

APR

04/01   –  01 April Fool’s Day, 02 Autism Awareness, Equal Pay Day
04/07  –   07 World Health Day, 10 National Siblings Day
04/14 –   14 Palm Sunday, 15 Tax Day, 18 Holy Thursday, 19 Good Friday
04/21   –  21 Easter Sunday/ Start of Passover, 22 Earth Day, 23 World Book Day
04/28 –    29 Remembrance Day, 30 Jazz Day

 

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“The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” Deepak Chopra

Motivation Mondays: RESURRECTION

Motivation Mondays: RESURRECTION

Motivation Mondays: RESURRECTION

Motivation Mondays: RESURRECTION

When I was a kid, the miracles of my life were the Resurrection, a candlelight service on New Year’s Eve, the Virgin Birth, and the Three Wise Men. Dan Brown
Every religious tradition is rooted in mysteries I don’t pretend to understand, including claims about what happens after we die. But this I know for sure: as long as we’re alive, choosing resurrection is always worth the risk. Parker Palmer

 

Do you celebrate Easter/Passover in your household? We do celebrate both in my household because I’m Christian and my ex-hubby is Jewish. Our children grew up celebrating both traditions and I am grateful that we did.  I love Easter and Passover because they are both favorite celebrations that bring communities and families together; we gather to share the celebration of freedom, resurrection, partake of a Seder meal, enjoy some chocolates and good food, and reflect on who we are and why we matter. My kids were raised in a household where both are valued and celebrated. The long table is a Passover Seder. The short photo of yellow flowers and one place setting is an Easter brunch. Whatever you celebrate, love and respect are key. Below, I am re-sharing some vital information on both traditions. Read them and enjoy the season!

What about Easter? Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus on the third day after his death by crucifixion
Easter Day covers the fifty day season from Easter Sunday through Pentecost.
Easter has a special flower, the white lily, which symbolizes the resurrection.
Painted Easter eggs were originally called Pysanka, and they were painted bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring.
Easter is a moveable feast which means that it is not on a set day every year but falls between March 22nd and April 25th; this year, 2019, it falls on April 21st.

As for the Easter bunny and egg, the bunny was first mentioned by Georg Franck von Frankenau’s De Ovis Paschalibus (Easter Bunny Eggs) in the 17th Century. Stories of rabbits laying Easter eggs were shared in Pennsylvania in the 19th century and the German legend of Osterhas told of good children receiving brightly colored eggs for Easter.  The festive air, spirited church services, brightly colored new dresses, and chocolate eggs made Easter one of my favorites.

What about Passover? Passover holiday is called Pesach in Hebrew.
Passover Seder is a festive family meal that is shared on either the first or second night of passover
Passover references the passing over of the first-born Jewish males when the death plague hit Egypt.
The Haggadah is a Jewish text that tells the story of the Passover and portions are read during the Seder.
Passover holiday has three names: Pesach – literally meaning the Passover sacrifice; Hag Hamatzot – Feast of Unleavened Bread; and Zeman Heirutenu – the Season of Our Freedom
Traditionally, four cups of wines are consumed at the festive meal of Passover night and Matzoh, unleavened bread, is eaten for seven or all eight days of Passover. Dayeynu is the popular, traditional Hebrew song performed during Passover. This year, 2019, Passover starts on April 19 and concludes on April 27

May your Easter Day and Passover Season be filled with blessings of love, respect and grace. Do you celebrate Easter and/or Passover? Do you have any stories to share? What memories of either come to mind? Have a Happy Easter & Passover!

Easter Wings BY GEORGE HERBERT
Lord, who createdst man in wealth and store,
Though foolishly he lost the same,
Decaying more and more,
Till he became
Most poore:
With thee
O let me rise
As larks, harmoniously,
And sing this day thy victories:
Then shall the fall further the flight in me.

My tender age in sorrow did beginne
And still with sicknesses and shame.
Thou didst so punish sinne,
That I became
Most thinne.
With thee
Let me combine,
And feel thy victorie:
For, if I imp my wing on thine,
Affliction shall advance the flight in me.via poetryfoundation.org

READ: Motivation Mondays: Reflections On Easter & Passover
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189 Comments leave one →
  1. arun permalink
    16/04/2019 2:16 am

    Thank you, I am a hindu and your blog gave me a great opportunity to learn about new culture. I had no idea about the significance. It was such an inspiring read.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      16/04/2019 6:51 am

      Thank you Arun for your thoughtful feedback. I have been a student of yoga, meditation and the philosophical Sanskrit teachings for many years, and I have deep respect for your culture as well. <3

  2. You, Me and Benny permalink
    16/04/2019 2:56 am

    I love the resurrection poem!! Thank you for sharing that!

  3. Abbigayle @ Her Luxe Travels permalink
    16/04/2019 4:08 am

    FANTASTIC motivational read for the morning 😊

  4. Michael David Oyco permalink
    16/04/2019 5:49 am

    Resurrection for me is a miracle that God left us and that He will come back for us in time which is written in the bible.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      16/04/2019 6:54 am

      Yes true, and there is more as we delve deeper into the season and all that it stands for.

  5. Luna S permalink
    16/04/2019 6:11 am

    I would say for me it means life beginning anew, such as winter turning to spring and all of the dead trees springing new life.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      16/04/2019 6:52 am

      Agreed. It is a rising and return in so many ways and facets of life.

      • Ozella permalink
        16/04/2019 8:00 am

        I’ve always celebrated Easter from childhood and now. Although I understand Easter in adulthood, my childhood memories and connection with Easter are mainly Easter baskets, Easter bunnies, egg hunts and dresses. I want my kids to have more understanding of the meaning now rather than later in life.

  6. Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
    16/04/2019 6:59 am

    Thank your dear reader for making your way here! Please pause and think about what you can add to keep this conversation on a high level. You are here… make it matter. Please don’t thank me for sharing. Let me do the thanking. Don’t tell me great post either… that’s what all the lazy thinking spammers say, and your comment will end up in my spam box. Think about the post you see and respond to its content. I will always do the same for you… Let’s respect our blog visits with each other. Stay encouraged and Thank You! <3 🙂

  7. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    16/04/2019 7:12 am

    Resurrection for me is a new beginning, a fresh start. It is also a time for forgiveness, and a time for us to be grateful for the life that we have.

  8. Cendu Param permalink
    16/04/2019 7:40 am

    It’s a time for renewal, for rebirth, for re imagining , rethinking, reevaluating. We all need to take time and do this every now and again. The changing of seasons reminds us of this. The only constant in life is change.

  9. travelwisesr permalink
    16/04/2019 8:12 am

    Spring is about colors. Spring is about happiness and the time to celebrate afresh. Thanks for reminding and inspiring.

  10. Bai-Leigh permalink
    16/04/2019 8:28 am

    Great article! Happy Easter to you and your family. Really makes you think about the possibilities.

  11. Melissa Ann permalink
    16/04/2019 8:59 am

    That is such a beautiful poem. Our pastor always talks about the resurrection and its significance this time of year.

  12. Ritu Sharma permalink
    16/04/2019 9:42 am

    A wonderful and eye opening read about Christ culture, was fascinating to read this.
    This make my Monday.

  13. Nandyz Soulshine permalink
    16/04/2019 10:05 am

    Resurrection for me means taking lessons from things now in the past and welcoming new beginnings with hopes for the better. It means resilience to failures & setbacks…and the belief that there aren’t any failures, only opportunities for us to learn & grow.
    – Nandita

  14. Elizabeth | Tired Mom Supermom permalink
    16/04/2019 10:33 am

    I love your motivation mondays! Always a pleasure to read through.

  15. Samar permalink
    16/04/2019 10:41 am

    The lines are really deep.

    My favorite one:
    Remember, thou wast filled with good,
    While the poor beggar pined for food.

    Just awesome 😀

  16. Lorita | Ting and things permalink
    16/04/2019 12:13 pm

    Inspiring post. Thanks for sharing!

  17. diverse deedee permalink
    16/04/2019 12:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I agree that spring is also the time for resurrection, for nature as well as Jesus.

  18. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    16/04/2019 12:55 pm

    Everything is coming to life again, the perfect time for Easter. However, in the southern hemisphere, everything is dying, so I wonder if they have a different definition of resurrection.

  19. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    16/04/2019 2:36 pm

    Resurrection, for me, is about new beginnings, a fresh start. Hope you have a blessed and peaceful Holy Week!

  20. KeshiaRichmond permalink
    16/04/2019 2:56 pm

    Resurrection makes a lot of sense when you explain it this way. Better understanding now.

  21. Ms. Health-Esteem permalink
    16/04/2019 4:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing all this goodness! I loved the poem by Linda Gregg. The imagery of destruction and renewal was lovely! Thank you ♡

  22. owengigg permalink
    16/04/2019 6:17 pm

    Thanks for reminding us of the true meaning of Easter. I think these events get lost sometimes in the mass of commercial promotions.

  23. Lieze Neven permalink
    16/04/2019 6:39 pm

    Thank you so much for yet another great motivation monday!

  24. Kenneth Agudo permalink
    16/04/2019 7:07 pm

    It feels rebirth and at the same time a new beginning. Very motivational post and radiates positivism. Keep it up!

  25. Alexandra Cook permalink
    16/04/2019 8:17 pm

    I love the promises of new beginnings and new life, just like with the resurrection of Christ. It is a great time to reflect and set up new goals and hopes for our self.

  26. TravelLovesMe Amirah permalink
    16/04/2019 10:36 pm

    Thank you, I am grateful for this post. It got me thinking in a totally different aspect. Life is beautiful but being alive is the most precious gift.

  27. El Mundo del Nail Art permalink
    16/04/2019 11:45 pm

    Hi! In Spain also some of the days that you expose us are celebrated, although I do not celebrate them all

  28. Snehal permalink
    17/04/2019 12:19 am

    Your posts really make me to pause for a moment and do some deep thinking. The poems you share hold the truth. 🙂

  29. Sheri permalink
    17/04/2019 12:58 am

    it is a beginning of something new, a change. I really enjoy Easter. It is a special holiday for our family.

  30. Sania Ahmed permalink
    17/04/2019 1:25 am

    In India we do not have the Passover meal, infact i didnt know if something like this is there.

  31. artch33 permalink
    17/04/2019 1:38 am

    I think that it tells us that we can start anew and for the better. :0)

  32. Lydia Smith permalink
    17/04/2019 1:49 am

    Resurrection for me it’s the beginning of new Dawn and also a repentance for me.

  33. Sudipa permalink
    17/04/2019 2:58 am

    I really did not know the significance of this.It is always great to learn about different cultures.Thanks for sharing tbis

  34. thenailtrip permalink
    17/04/2019 3:49 am

    Holii!
    In my country it is celebrated more on Thursday and Good Friday, and Easter not so much.
    Good day!!

  35. Hackytips permalink
    17/04/2019 3:53 am

    Very well written! First time read about all these things.

  36. Mickal Lewis permalink
    17/04/2019 3:56 am

    This is so awesome. I really enjoyed your blog this week this is something everyone can enjoy!

  37. Joanna permalink
    17/04/2019 3:59 am

    I do celebrate Easter but as an Orthodox, ours is on the 27th and not this weekend. I think that a good example of resurrection and being humble during these days is the tragedy that happened in France with Notre Dame Cathedral. So many people have jumped in to help rebuild it, it was so impressive.

  38. Cait permalink
    17/04/2019 4:14 am

    oh my gosh this is exactly what i needed to read today! i def need to pause and just think about it all and what resurrection means. to me, it just means responding to a higher power and staying encouraged through even the hard times.

  39. omoh felix peters permalink
    17/04/2019 4:17 am

    i love this its really motivating

  40. oomohpet permalink
    17/04/2019 4:21 am

    i really like been motivated this post has nailed it

  41. Melissa permalink
    17/04/2019 4:50 am

    I love celebrating the resurrection of Christ. We go to church and enjoy a family meal together! It is because of His resurrection that we can spend eternity with Him in Heaven.

  42. Abu Zaid permalink
    17/04/2019 5:59 am

    in My religion, Resurrection is mean bring back human that has been dead into a live again on another world. And each Human will go through on it

  43. briezyy97 permalink
    17/04/2019 6:11 am

    I definitely agree that this is the time of year that we should be reflecting on our goals and accomplishments. It’s basically the first quarter of the year, so now we can adjust the 3/4 we have left. great post.

  44. Giraffee @nurseryrhymesgirl.com permalink
    17/04/2019 6:20 am

    I like John Newton’s poem here as a poet 🙂 Thanks for writing something different for us to read. Happy blogging.

  45. Nursery Rhymes permalink
    17/04/2019 6:20 am

    I like John Newton’s poem here as a poet 🙂 Thanks for writing something different for us to read. Happy blogging.

  46. Monidipa Dutta (@MonidipaDutta51) permalink
    17/04/2019 6:22 am

    I am a Hindu an in our culture rebirth is a big topic where almost everyone believes on it. This post however provides a new point of view.

  47. toastycritic permalink
    17/04/2019 7:44 am

    I do love so much that Easter is representative of Christ but also representative of Rebirth and of new life in the world. I do know that this year has been hard, but I do celebrate Easter and I do hope it represents new life and change this year. I could definitely use a change as I have had many things to deal with as my parents are getting older and I’m having to care for them.

  48. Toni | Boulder Locavore permalink
    17/04/2019 8:09 am

    This is a great read! Thanks for the motivations and reminders!

  49. Amy-Lynn is looking forward to spring🌷 (@amylynnwriting) permalink
    17/04/2019 8:15 am

    There is so much about this time of year that is beautiful. Most cultures and religions have something to celebrate rebirth this time of year. A lot of talk about New Year resolutions in January but even though that’s a new calendar year it’s still the middle of dreary winter months for many of us. It’s no wonder we get pulled back down in February and no one really reaches their resolutions. A new spring, though, that’s a great time to re-focus and grow.

  50. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    17/04/2019 8:16 am

    Your approach on spring is very interesting and I’d say flawless. I think I will see it like that from now on as well.. beautiful poem as well, I love it!

  51. Erin Knight permalink
    17/04/2019 9:27 am

    I love spring. It is always a mean of a new start like you said, and everything comes to life again. Happy Easter!

  52. Komal permalink
    17/04/2019 11:33 am

    Spring brings such a time for renewal. It’s like life is finally awake like you said. It’s exhilarating!

  53. Bree L. permalink
    17/04/2019 12:09 pm

    I didnt actually know the full details behind Easter. Thanks for the info – and the inspiring words!

  54. Samar permalink
    17/04/2019 1:48 pm

    Loved the poem by Linda Gregg, The way she explained the burning down, it sounds great.

  55. ogbugbu14 permalink
    17/04/2019 1:48 pm

    thanks for sharing this, i have really learnt a lot from it, we all need to sober reflect why the season, and its significance.

  56. womenbeyond permalink
    17/04/2019 2:49 pm

    We celebrate Easter in our household and it is one of the most fun celebrations every year given its purpose and meaning to humankind.

  57. Devyani Ray permalink
    17/04/2019 4:11 pm

    I get to know about a different culture by reading your blogs. I think the basic teaching of all cultures are the same .

  58. Heather permalink
    17/04/2019 4:13 pm

    Love these pics. Makes me so ready for sunshine and summer. and happiness!

  59. amayszingblogs permalink
    17/04/2019 4:25 pm

    I”m not a Catholic but I truly respect their believes and traditions I’ am very glad to read this right now I’ve learn something today about resurrection. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Life of an Addict permalink
    17/04/2019 4:46 pm

    Spring is always a shift in my spirit and energy-level. I feel rejuvenated to accomplish goals, full of new ideas and renewed motivation. Definitely can relate to the tone of the first poem. Thanks.

  61. blair villanueva permalink
    17/04/2019 4:51 pm

    After all the struggles and pains, there is always time for redemption and resurrection. It is always a cycle of nature.

  62. Mudpie Fridays permalink
    17/04/2019 5:12 pm

    Resurrection reminds me that nothing is impossible. Everything will work out in the right what and at the right time. Our God will come back Like what he did before, he will do it again.

  63. Tiffany La Forge-Grau permalink
    17/04/2019 6:08 pm

    Spring is such a beautiful time and can mean so much. The resurrection is the perfect example of what spring can stand for and represent.

  64. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    17/04/2019 6:08 pm

    Resurrection for me is to be free. Free from bondage of worldly desires. Free from worry and pain. Our Lord’s promise that He will come back and save the righteous. We must keep this in mind every Easter Sunday. It is not about bunnies and sweet treats and Easter baskets. Easter is the time to believe in that promise that God gave us.

  65. Jessica Hughes permalink
    17/04/2019 6:10 pm

    I’ve honestly never really thought much about the idea of resurrection! You make a lot of valuable points to consider. Thanks for sharing!

  66. TheKitchenDoc permalink
    17/04/2019 6:24 pm

    We celebrate easter with our kids…easter bunny, egg hunt etc.

  67. Jessa B. permalink
    17/04/2019 7:12 pm

    For me, believing in resurrection means trusting in all the promises of life and being so confident in God’s power!

  68. Agnes Vazhure permalink
    17/04/2019 10:52 pm

    For me, Resurrection is to start a new life. Lets all pray and thanks our almighty god to all his done to us.

  69. April-Perez.com permalink
    17/04/2019 11:01 pm

    Such good timing as we approach Easter. I hope you’re able to spend time doing things which soothe your soul and hope you have a safe long weekend!

  70. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    17/04/2019 11:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing such good read. You got me pondering on deeper things.

  71. Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
    17/04/2019 11:18 pm

    Testing

    • ZyraKuma permalink
      20/04/2019 12:57 am

      I’m always learning more things from your blog. Cheers for this post about resurrection.

  72. Food Opium permalink
    17/04/2019 11:56 pm

    My wife is a Christian and surprisingly we were discussing with 10 yr. old daughter about Easter and she was asking about why do the dates keep changing for every Easter, after going through your post I can give her a substantial answer for her question. This year she is taking her holy communion and she is all excited about the D day :-)…! thanks for such an inspiring read….:-)

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/04/2019 2:47 am

      That is fantastic! I’m glad the post spoke to you and gave you information to share. Kudos on her impending Holy Communion. It brings back memories of childhood.

  73. You, Me and Benny permalink
    18/04/2019 1:10 am

    I think for me it kind of means getting a new chance, starting over kind of . Love this post!

  74. Faithnturtles permalink
    18/04/2019 2:08 am

    I didn’t think about Easter this deeply. Thank you for introducing me to a deeper meaning. Changes.

  75. laraziobro permalink
    18/04/2019 2:17 am

    Resurrection for me definitely has the religious connotation. It also for sure parallels with the return of everything in bloom. Both very important parts of this time of year!

  76. Yonnah M permalink
    18/04/2019 2:52 am

    I’m not really certain about religious ideologies, but I like the way you’ve related this to the change we see in ourselves over the course of the year as seasons come and go.

  77. Chad permalink
    18/04/2019 3:15 am

    This is so beautiful and so inspiring. I love the idea of resurrection, to me, it is more about overcoming your own fear and limitations. So beautiful and powerful.

  78. Dalene Ekirapa permalink
    18/04/2019 3:46 am

    I’m inspired. ‘The resurrection signifies possibilities’! I needed to hear that today as I await the Easter celebrations. I want to stay with that fire that they is a way.

  79. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    18/04/2019 4:00 am

    it is so interesting, I have never given a though of resurrection. it is great to know something new from you every week

  80. LuciWest permalink
    18/04/2019 4:30 am

    Easter has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. The joy of life “coming back” – the landscape turning green, the birds chirping, the first flowers blooming, constricting, heavy winter coat banned until next year. Yay!

  81. IG:Suetanyamchorgh (@suetanyamchorgh) permalink
    18/04/2019 6:47 am

    I love all these poems you included in your post. I really love the one about the rich man and Lazarus. I love hearing the story and the resurrection. It reminds the of the price Christ paid for our sins.

  82. Blair permalink
    18/04/2019 8:07 am

    This is one of my favourite time of the year to get out with the camera. Go into the parks and and trails. Life is coming back home after the long cold winter and preparing for their new families. New growth and a light not seen in months. There is an endless amount of photo opportunities.

  83. ashleynicolerice permalink
    18/04/2019 8:24 am

    Perfect post for Easter Week! Love this! I love how you broke everything down. Super helpful!

  84. Payal Tyagi permalink
    18/04/2019 8:48 am

    Resurrection to me is a miracle that some day God will come back and guide us. Really good read,

  85. Tammy permalink
    18/04/2019 9:35 am

    Easter for me means renewal. And hope. It is a reminder for me to be grateful for what Christ did for me. And to take that gratefulness and return it by spreading joy and kindness and compassion and the message Jesus spread on this earth 2000 years ago.

  86. gloriousheights permalink
    18/04/2019 9:59 am

    Yet another inspirational post full of amazing poems.. love the literature

  87. Samar permalink
    18/04/2019 10:40 am

    This is a very well written blog. I am Muslim, and I love learning about new cultures.

  88. MarksvilleandMe permalink
    18/04/2019 11:52 am

    very informative I have been fighting allergies trying to get in the mood but it is hard when I am all stuffed up puffy watery eyes that are almost fused shut. thank you for sharing.

  89. Mummy yoyo permalink
    18/04/2019 11:56 am

    Thank you for this amazing post! So much that I learned. I never really knew where the Easter bunny and egg came from. Thank you for sharing this

  90. itsasweetsweetworld permalink
    18/04/2019 2:26 pm

    I haven’t celebrated Easter but it was great reading about the meaning behind the holiday and how people celebrate it.

  91. Mum mum Ma permalink
    18/04/2019 5:23 pm

    I love how you guys enjoy tradition from both the sides. ❤️❤️❤️

  92. thebusyboymama permalink
    18/04/2019 5:36 pm

    Beautiful Poem by Gregg. I think of spring and Easter as time to spend with the family

  93. Snehal permalink
    18/04/2019 5:58 pm

    Learing about passover holiday and passsover hedar was something new to me. For me ressurection is the beginning of something new. 🙂

  94. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    18/04/2019 6:15 pm

    Such a wonderful quote that has a very deep wisdom that we must acquire. Giving up is not the option if we struggle so much in this life but always trust that anything is possible.

  95. Lydia Smith permalink
    18/04/2019 8:05 pm

    Ressurrection for me is life, new things will evolve and spring up new life in me.

  96. mommysup permalink
    18/04/2019 10:54 pm

    That Victor Hugo saying lightens up the Easter theme. I am a Christian, my son is only 3 this year and I don’t think he is too excited for the date that’s coming soon, even though he painted eggs last year. 🙂 Anyhow, I am looking forward to all the traditions Easter brings to us, the family reunions and blessings.

  97. Tomislav permalink
    18/04/2019 11:04 pm

    Spring time is my favorite season. I think its great how you celebrate both passover and easter with your children so that they appreciate the community instead of the rituals. Many people have it backwards.

  98. Susie's Reviews (@SusieQpon) permalink
    19/04/2019 3:54 am

    Today is Good Friday and and soon Jesus will rise

  99. Gill Trotman permalink
    19/04/2019 4:28 am

    Your post has definitely given me a better understanding of why the dates of Easter change and what the actual meaning is all about. Thank you. Incredible and educational post indeed!

  100. Genzel permalink
    19/04/2019 5:09 am

    It’s holy week in my place and I don’t normally celebrate since my religion is different, I just stay at home and work or when my family is here we go for a vacation. Thanks for sharing the wonderful poems btw!

  101. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    19/04/2019 5:20 am

    I didn’t realise stories about the Easter bunny dated so far back. The fact that they get chocolate makes Easter a great time for most children.

  102. Sharon Wu permalink
    19/04/2019 1:16 pm

    this article is so perfect with easter coming up! well-written piece, thank you for sharing and shedding light about resurrection!

  103. Ale permalink
    19/04/2019 4:25 pm

    for me means renewal, the beginning of something new

  104. jeannette9712gmailcom permalink
    19/04/2019 5:16 pm

    How cool is it that your kids are both Christian and have Jewish descent. I love Jewish people because of what they signify in God’s Holy Word. I pray you all get to learn the significance of the true Resurrection. Thanks for sharing!

  105. Ana Ojha permalink
    19/04/2019 6:02 pm

    Being from a different culture, I had no idea about significance of Easter! I gained a lot of information through your post. In my opinion, resurrection means there’s always sunshine after darkness. Nothing is permanent!

  106. Blairvillanueva permalink
    19/04/2019 6:25 pm

    Your blog is always very helpful to me, and keeping me updates about daily celebrations. Happy Easter!

  107. Daniels permalink
    19/04/2019 9:50 pm

    For me it implies confidence, expectation, love and joy, additionally the miracle of Jesus’s Resurrection brings joy and happiness.

  108. Lydia Smith permalink
    19/04/2019 11:22 pm

    Ressurrection to me is being born again letting go of my sin which the Lord has taking away by dying on the cross.

  109. Nahashon Cyrus permalink
    20/04/2019 1:02 am

    i am a christian but the concept of resurrection has been something i really didn’t think much of. Thank you for shedding light on the holiday’s significance as well as practices that go on around the time.

  110. You, Me and Benny permalink
    20/04/2019 1:35 am

    I love that poem by Linda Gregg!! That is really amazing!

  111. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    20/04/2019 2:21 am

    I may not be very religious, but we do celebrate Easter and observe the Lenten practices that were taught to us since we were kids. We usually start our Easter Sunday by attending Mass, followed by a get-together lunch with the entire family. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter with your loved ones, too! 🙂

  112. lauragetsrichinhealth permalink
    20/04/2019 5:57 am

    Every Spring I get remotivated to move forward with my goals in a much quicker fashion then in winter. To me Spring is energizing and snaps me back to reality and am inspired to make changes in myself as well.

  113. Giraffee @nurseryrhymesgirl.com permalink
    20/04/2019 6:08 am

    I love this “A Worldling spent each day
    In luxury and state;
    While a believer lay,
    A beggar at his gate:
    Think not the Lord’s appointments strange,
    Death made a great and lasting change.”

    Thanks for sharing something different with us everytime..
    Happy blogging El 🙂

  114. Nursery Rhymes permalink
    20/04/2019 6:09 am

    I like this part ” A Worldling spent each day
    In luxury and state;
    While a believer lay,
    A beggar at his gate:
    Think not the Lord’s appointments strange,
    Death made a great and lasting change.”

    Thanks for sharing something different with us everytime El 🙂
    Happy blogging.

  115. briezyy97 permalink
    20/04/2019 8:02 am

    your posts are always very insightful. it’s time to start new and let go of old habits. i definitely agree with that.

  116. Matija Antonić permalink
    20/04/2019 8:43 am

    I mean the Resurrection part for me is the leaving of winter and the return of spring, all those trees and wildlife getting back into nature after being absent from it, of course it can mean different things depending on person to person, we celebrate Easter in my household although I am not necessarily Catholic, but still, other people celebrate it and it means something to them 😀

  117. Huda permalink
    20/04/2019 10:48 am

    This was a really inspiring read and an opportunity to learn about something i had little knowledge of (bring of a different religion). But I would share the same sentiments as you about resurrection!

  118. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    20/04/2019 11:12 am

    Happy Easter to you and yours. Great message here. We all should remember the reason for the season.

  119. Dino Pebenito permalink
    20/04/2019 12:03 pm

    Thank you.. Resurrection to me is like a gift! gift of new life, a new start! Thanks for sharing this great post!

  120. Kelly Loftus permalink
    20/04/2019 2:12 pm

    I always enjoy learning about other cultures and religions. I do not share the same religion as you, but it was nice read to learn about Easter and Passover again.

  121. Danielle permalink
    20/04/2019 2:36 pm

    I think that Easter means many different things to different people. For me, it means time with family. We are no religious.

  122. hoodakismet permalink
    20/04/2019 5:44 pm

    I am not a religious person, but it’s always interesting to read and learn about other people’s cultures and beliefs. Thanks for sharing this.

  123. alexandra cook permalink
    20/04/2019 6:37 pm

    love this article! we are all christian in the family and enjoyed reading this, thank u for sharing

  124. Shelby permalink
    20/04/2019 6:49 pm

    Your motivation Monday posts are always inspiring and fruitful. Thank you

  125. Kalyan Panja permalink
    21/04/2019 2:50 am

    The theme of resurrection has always puzzled many for ages. The cycle of life and nature is always changing that help us keep physically alive and going.

  126. omoh felix peters permalink
    21/04/2019 3:05 am

    for me resurrection is what gave us meaning as christians

  127. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    21/04/2019 5:17 am

    It is time for happiness and celebration. Along with nature we also bloom.

  128. Katherine Rose Coronel- Rivera permalink
    21/04/2019 5:25 am

    Thanks for always sharing and posting inspiring things about life. I’m always excited to see your photos on Instagram. The qoutes, the colorful and meaningful feed that you have inspires everyone.

  129. sincerelymissj permalink
    21/04/2019 9:20 am

    Happy Easter Elizabeth. I love Easter for this very reason. Everything was dead and now they are alive. Hope has been restored with the blood of Jesus. Amen!

  130. Christopher Mitchell permalink
    21/04/2019 1:15 pm

    It’s honestly incredible to me that you manage to do this every single Monday – it’s very impressive, and they all have a certain amount of depth!

  131. Ruth I permalink
    21/04/2019 7:41 pm

    For me, resurrection is proof of miracles and new life. Jesus has died and rose again. Thank you for sharing this.

  132. Everything On A Plate permalink
    21/04/2019 11:16 pm

    reinvention! bettering oneself! self reflection! -what rebirth means to us!

  133. Lydia Smith permalink
    22/04/2019 1:27 am

    Wow this is beautiful and the poems mehn I love it. I also love Easter and the Easter Bunn.

  134. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    22/04/2019 1:28 am

    I’m not religious so this doesn’t speak to me in that way. But it does make me think of starting anew, kind of like how spring is all about starting over. Thanks so much for sharing.

  135. KeshiaRichmond permalink
    22/04/2019 1:42 am

    What a great quote on faithfulness by Jessamyn West! Great words.

  136. tcleland88 permalink
    22/04/2019 2:46 am

    Spring is definitely all about possibilities and new beginnings. Easter gives us that with the idea that Jesus died to save us from sin, but nature also shows us that every day this time of year as the trees start to bud and flowers begin to bloom.

  137. Juliana permalink
    22/04/2019 3:07 am

    What a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing this and happy Easter!

  138. You, Me and Benny permalink
    22/04/2019 5:39 am

    I love that poem! and the meaning of this whole post!

  139. Candy permalink
    22/04/2019 6:52 am

    Means I can return home to my Heavenly Father

  140. cheszdylan permalink
    22/04/2019 10:12 am

    Thank you Lord for the salvation!

  141. Blairvillanueva permalink
    22/04/2019 2:10 pm

    Yesterday, we experienced the 6-magnitude earthquake and some parts of the country are been damaged. This reminds us that all goes in a cycle of life, we rise and fall, then rise up again. A test of being resilient.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:10 am

      Yes and my prayers go out to all affected. <3

  142. Fatima D Torres permalink
    22/04/2019 2:36 pm

    This is such an inspiration. We’re always looking for ways to improve from the days before and plan for the ones that lie ahead.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:10 am

      Thanks for the support… appreciate the feedback

  143. MeetRhey | Self-Help Blogger permalink
    22/04/2019 3:02 pm

    i agree with taking stock of what we have done up until this mind and having a “refresh” start i guess. its good to check in to yourself to make sure you are moving forward instead of sedentary.

  144. Karen Monica permalink
    22/04/2019 7:40 pm

    The word resurrection itself reminds me of God, of Christ and the holy week. And it also means the renewal or hope for better things to come.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:09 am

      Happy Easter!

  145. toastycritic permalink
    23/04/2019 3:27 am

    Resurrection definitely means new life and the possibilities for the future. Ultimately it defines the hope that every believer has that there is a beautiful future ahead of us and not only the drudgeries of this life. So much great info here!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:08 am

      Appreciated 🙂

  146. Khushboo Motihar permalink
    23/04/2019 3:32 am

    Resurrection is such an interesting concept and there are so many different religions that use different variations of it. For me resurrection is rising like a phoenix from the ashes.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:08 am

      True. It is a concept that is universal and then there are the specifics that matter to Chistians

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:08 am

      True. It is a concept that is universal and then there are the specifics that matter to Christians

  147. Heather McMechan permalink
    23/04/2019 3:53 am

    Beautiful words. Thank you for sharing as this has been a big conversation in my house with my children this week.

  148. Coleccion De Fotografia permalink
    23/04/2019 5:51 am

    Born and raised a Roman Catholic, the word resurrection means a lot to me. But what comes to mind right away is a chapter and verse in the bible, John 3:16. Today, I rejoice.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:07 am

      I rejoice with you!

  149. Claudia Krusch permalink
    23/04/2019 4:58 pm

    Loved your post! So many great details I didn’t know! Love the poem as well!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:06 am

      Thank you love

  150. itsasweetsweetworld permalink
    23/04/2019 5:38 pm

    I love the idea about each season being a new beginning. We should take it upon ourselves to make positive changes!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:02 am

      I agree.

  151. Bindu Thomas permalink
    23/04/2019 6:04 pm

    It was such an inspiring read. Thanks for gave me the great opportunity to learn about new culture.

  152. jeannette9712gmailcom permalink
    24/04/2019 1:55 pm

    Everything just seems new in the spring. Flowers bloom, butterflies are flying everywhere. It truly feels like a rebirth.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 1:01 am

      Indeed and that is the spirit of Easter

  153. Riana Shahid permalink
    24/04/2019 7:19 pm

    I don’t celebrate Easter so this was a very informative posst

  154. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    27/04/2019 5:38 am

    I love this. I think Easter is a marvellous season and to talk about the true values is motivating enough x

  155. presiiicom permalink
    29/04/2019 4:26 am

    I used to celebrate Easter more often. Now that I am on call at my job it’s hard for me. And i was at work for 16hrs that day. But I can’t wait for next year since my contract is about to be over

  156. Clarice permalink
    29/04/2019 7:19 pm

    Resurrection brings new hope for everyone. A time to move on from the past. I believe its the time of forgiveness.

    Thank you for this inspiring read.

  157. Amy-Lynn is looking forward to spring🌷 (@amylynnwriting) permalink
    30/04/2019 11:21 am

    I like the way that you take religious things and, while acknowledging their spiritual aspects, also talk about the larger way they can be applied to life, religious or not.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      05/05/2019 12:52 am

      Thank you. I believe that it is not separate from our daily lives and should not be put in a box.

  158. Jennifer permalink
    05/05/2019 2:39 am

    My family and I celebrate Easter, and I love how resurrections brings forth change and hope. Then after my family celebrates Easter, we have an Easter Egg hunt for all the small children in my family.

  159. Jackline A permalink
    06/05/2019 10:21 am

    The resurrection is such an importance event and love Easter because of it. You broke it down beautifully.

  160. Kenny Ngo permalink
    03/06/2019 12:53 am

    I see Easter as a way of turning over a new leaf, like all your mistakes has been forgiven and you can start a new life.

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