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Easter a time for new beginnings

April 9, 2017
Easter new beginnings

Whilst Easter is one of the holiest events on the Christian calendar it can also be a time for all of us to give thought to new beginnings.

In the northern hemisphere Spring is in the air and with Spring comes birth and life.  At this time, we can reflect on our life and what we would like to change.  Life is always evolving and so too our life and our experiences are ever changing.

Easter and the beginning of Spring is a good time to start anew.  We don’t have to settle for things that we don’t like.    Nothing is constant.  Nothing stays the same.

“We can make positive changes in our life and even start over again.”

4 things about Easter & Springtime to encourage new beginnings

Resurrection

In the Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a symbol of new beginnings.  A victory over death.

Easter Eggs

Many ancient cultures viewed the egg as a symbol of life.  Animals hatch from the egg during springtime and new life abounds.

Easter Bunny

Because of their fertility, rabbits have been associated with Spring and new life.  The first Easter Bunny was introduced by the Germans as a symbol of the season.  This folklore arrived in the US with German immigrants in the 18th century.

Spring Flowers

Nothing says Spring like Spring flowers, daffodils are my favourites to herald in the Spring after a long winter.

Easter new beginnings

Do you need to make some positive changes to your life?

Why not think about new beginnings for yourself?

Easter new beginnings

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44 Comments

  • Reply Bren Pace April 9, 2017 at 05:19

    Fabulous post, Sue! I do need to make a few positive changes in my life and am taking this opportunity to do it. I have a tendency of overwhelming myself with tasks and am planning to consolidate, do less, and spend more time with my beautiful family.

    Thank you for the reminder of new beginnings. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 9, 2017 at 21:32

      I’m like you Bren. I think we are ‘boots and all or not at all’ people and then we feel overwhelmed. I’m looking at cutting back more and enjoying life more. We are going on a cruise this month so that is a good start for me. Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by xx

  • Reply Donna April 9, 2017 at 14:46

    I love your positive attitude, Sue, and your way of looking at ‘what can be’.
    Thanks for sharing this. Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 9, 2017 at 21:28

      Oh thank you Donna! My daughter’s birthday actually falls on Good Friday this year. She will be 36 and I just can’t believe it! Time has flown she is now a mother to my gorgeous almost 3 year old grandson. Life is good for me. Happy Easter to you Donna and thanks for the comment. x

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill April 9, 2017 at 23:14

    Easter is certainly a time of new beginnings Sue – I think it’s such a crucial time as far as Christianity goes and a time we can all use to evaluate our lives and see what we’d like to renew or improve. I think that’s part of the idea of Lent – discarding something for a season to improve our life – I’ve never done the “giving something up for Lent” practice but I know some people do it every year and get real benefits from it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 10, 2017 at 08:47

      Yes I haven’t done Lent but I can see how people would feel it is a good way to show they can give up something and live without it. It is certainly the holiest times for Christians but I as my post says it can be a new beginning for everyone. Happy Easter Leanne!

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit April 10, 2017 at 08:25

    Oh I wish we were going into Spring. Although I am looking forward to the colourful trees that will shortly line the streets of Canberra with their autumness.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 10, 2017 at 08:48

      Yes well it does get chilly in Canberra Leanne. In Brisbane I’m lucky because it is a glorious time of year. You do have the beauty of the changing colours of the leaves though. Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by x

  • Reply Jo Tracey April 10, 2017 at 09:37

    We’ll be spending Easter this year travelling. We arrive back in Syd on the Saturday, and then will take 2 days to drive the last of our things, may car and (most importantly) our dog back to our new home. Then the new beginning can really begin.

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs April 10, 2017 at 14:12

    It’s always been the time for a good break from the busy-ness of first term in my working life in schools. As we celebrate at the beginning or in Autumn I know I have appreciated the cooling down and sunny days to enjoy being outside before winter sets in. Thank you for sharing the northern hemisphere perspective and of course, the reason for the season. Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 15/52. Next week is ‘A Special Memory’.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 10, 2017 at 14:15

      Thanks for the opportunity to link up Denyse. Have a great week and enjoy the Easter break.

  • Reply A.J. Sefton April 10, 2017 at 20:32

    Easter and spring – a great season. I have always loved that rebirth idea and this year I am trying to have spring resolutions too!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2017 at 07:50

      Oh Spring resolutions sound like a great idea. In fact it is the perfect time to make changes – new beginnings. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day x

  • Reply Shirley Corder April 10, 2017 at 22:05

    Thanks for this lovely post, Sue. Thank you for sharing the Chggristians perspective as well. We in the Southern Hemisphere are heading into winter, but summer or winter, it would be wonderful if the Lord would send us rain for Easter! Have a great break.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2017 at 07:48

      We just had Cyclone Debbie so parts of Australia have been flooded. I’m pleased you enjoyed the post and really Easter is the holiest of times for Christians so it would have been remiss of me not to include it. x

  • Reply Kat April 11, 2017 at 02:37

    Great idea, I haven’t thought about Easter in that way in a couple of years now. But it is a great time for new beginnings etc. #LifeThisWeek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2017 at 07:46

      Hi Kat! Yes I was like that but writing this post made me pause and reflect. Have a great day. x

  • Reply Phaytea April 11, 2017 at 03:27

    Easter is a lovely period to reflect…..thanks for the gentle nudge

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2017 at 07:46

      Glad you enjoyed the post Phaytea. Have a great day!

  • Reply inthegoodbooksblog April 11, 2017 at 06:43

    I look forward to Easter time as it is a happy time and I get to spend it with people I love.

  • Reply kristin mccarthy April 11, 2017 at 07:06

    Definitely an optimistic time of year.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2017 at 07:45

      Yes although where I live it is autumn but still mild. I love the idea of Spring and new flowers bursting with colour. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day Kristin.

  • Reply Roxanne Jones April 11, 2017 at 07:14

    I love spring. I’m not a religious person, but the fact that trees, grass and flowers can bloom anew after a harsh Maine winter is certainly miraculous! Longer days, more sunlight, warmth, that special color green that I only see in early spring–it’s energizing, uplifting and inspiring. A new beginning, indeed! Sweet post.

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl April 11, 2017 at 12:16

    Thank you for bringing a spiritual note to Life This Week, Sue.

    Wishing you and yours a lovely Easter break too.

    SSG xxx

  • Reply Imperfect Mum April 11, 2017 at 21:28

    Such an inspirational post. Living in Holland I am surrounded by the most beautiful spring flowers and feel really blessed. #MG

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 12, 2017 at 13:01

      Oh thank you for your lovely comments. Yes Holland is gorgeous in Spring – tulips everywhere! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by x

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 13, 2017 at 17:17

    Thanks for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty, I shared your post.

  • Reply Helena April 14, 2017 at 00:18

    Spring is fast becoming my favourite season and I love that it is seen as a form of renewal. #mg

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 14, 2017 at 07:11

      I love Spring and Autumn Helena as I think they are both ‘gentle’ months. I do love seeing all the new life though with flowers coming back to life after winter. It fills me with happiness. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by x

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville April 15, 2017 at 11:04

    Have I mentioned I breed bunnies, I can see why they are the symbol of fertility. Beautiful post #mg

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 18, 2017 at 00:40

    Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  • Reply candy April 18, 2017 at 09:25

    Thank you for linking up with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. Spring is a wonderful time to start anew.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 18, 2017 at 12:04

      I love Spring but it is Autumn where I live now and I love that too because it is quite mild. Have a great week!

  • Reply Beverly April 18, 2017 at 12:08

    Love your post. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.
    Hugs,
    Bev

  • Reply Janice Wald|MostlyBlogging April 19, 2017 at 04:49

    Hi Sue,
    Thanks for linking up at last week’s Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith April 19, 2017 at 08:41

    We all need a fresh outlook on life every now and again! Thank you for linking up at #TheBloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  • Reply Clearissa Coward April 19, 2017 at 09:11

    Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 20, 2017 at 16:54

      thanks for hosting Clearissa and also for sharing. Have a lovely day x

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