As I finished my hike and headed back home, I logged onto Facebook where I was bombarded with pictures of extreme, over the top Easter baskets. Kids were getting new bikes, video games, new wardrobes, and the list goes on. It really took me by surprise. Was I missing out as a child or is this the new norm?
I continued my weekend pondering these thoughts as I traveled home 2 hours to see some family and friends on Sunday. It was a busy day, but I did what mattered most: spent time with the people I loved. There were no elaborate gifts or over the top baskets. We had a traditional dinner with ham and scalloped potatoes. We ended our meal with an over the top candy heavy dessert. Everyone was happy and content with just spending a meal together and eating .a little candy. Memories were made, no one was stressed and no big gifts were given. This is how I want to remember Easter. Sweet and simple.