Hi everyone, and Happy Easter,
Yesterday I passed a Methodist church near our house and was stunned by the number of cars parked in every conceivable spot. The church lots were packed and the field across the street was filled with overflow. Men wearing bright orange vests stood at each drive to direct traffic. The reason?
An enormous field beside the church was ringed by hundreds of children and their parents down both sides and along the back. More were arriving each minute. The kids were intent on the field where thousands of plastic eggs caught the sunlight so that the field practically glowed.
The eggs weren’t hidden. The kids could see their goals. They waited impatiently, eager to race over the grass and gather as many prizes as they could. Their anticipation was fun to see even though I only caught a glimpse while driving slowly by.
You can draw your own conclusions and make your own metaphors. Eager kids. Clear goals. Supportive parents. I’m glad I drove by. It made the rest of my day.