Choose Joy in your Circumstance
We can’t choose our family and our relatives. We can’t choose how we look, how tall we are or the color of our skin. We don’t choose to have physical or mental limitations. But we can choose what to make out of our circumstances. We can choose to see our blessings. We can choose kindness. We can choose love.
We can choose joy in the troubled times in which we live. We can choose to let world events bog us down with depression, fear and despair, or we can choose to help however we can and love whomever we can and pray whenever we can.
Every day we make choices that determine the course of our day and affect those with whom we do life. Work on having a blessed attitude. Choose to have more joy in your life no matter what. And I’m going to do my best to bring a little joy into your evening if you should choose to tune in to great songs on the radio.
Keep reading for “egg-cellent” last-minute ideas for your best Easter yet...
Classically Deviled Happy Eggs for Easter
Courtesy of the happy egg co.
- 6 Free Range on Pasture eggs from the happy egg co.
- Approx. 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- Approx. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- One squeeze of lemon juice
- Dash of salt and pepper
- Chives for garnish
1. Start with 6 room temperature eggs from the happy egg co.
2. Place them in one inch of cold water in a saucepan
3. Bring to a rolling boil
4. Remove saucepan from flame and cover
5. Let sit for 15-17 minutes to harden eggs without overcooking
6. De-shell or "peel" eggs
7. Cut in ½ lengthwise
8. Remove happy egg yolks from egg whites, set egg whites aside
9. Mash egg yolks in a bowl, adding mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt and pepper
10. Pipe into egg white "shells"
11. Garnish with chives
For other mouthwatering egg-centric recipes, visit happyeggco.com.
10 Unique Easter Basket Fillers
Garden seeds and gloves
A Poem, framed
Homemade baked goods
Cute umbrella for those spring rains
Vintage toys like a yo-yo or marbles and jacks
White tee-shirt with tie-dye paint kit
A hand-written keepsake love letter
Bunny tails (giant marshmallows in a baggie)
Delilah Dilemma of the Week
Seven years ago I lost the love of my life to cancer at the young age of 57. Two months ago I rekindled a friendship with an old classmate. He's the best thing to happen to me since I lost my husband. Problem is he lost his wife only five months ago, and his daughters found out how we feel. I know how they are hurting. They got upset with their dad and told him it was too soon and that people would talk. This is my question: Is there a time-frame before it is appropriate to start dating again? He was married 42 years and I was married 37. We were good to our spouses to the end. In our small town it seems to be at least a year of grieving is expected or you get talked about. We both care for each very much and don't want to hurt anyone, but at the same time we don't want to stop seeing each other. Sincerely, Kathy
When someone's spirit goes onto eternity and they are no longer here, there is this notion that it is somehow disrespectful to them if their spouse finds love again. In my opinion, I think that's ridiculous. In fact, I think nothing could show more respect to his deceased wife than for him to honor their good marriage and the joy he felt with her, and share his heart with another good person. It's one thing if he jumps into a relationship because he's desperate and a dog, but if he were those things, he wouldn't have been happily married for 42 years. I know people who found love shortly after their significant others passed away...and yes, they were talked about. But now years later, they're still happily married. And it's ridiculous that people gossip about things like that. But people are always gonna gossip. They gossip about a bad haircut! Let them talk. Give them something to talk about. Wear your lipstick a little brighter and your heels a little higher. Don't listen to the naysayers. If this man is good to you, then wasting a single day simply because you're "supposed" to be mourning is crazy. Life is too short. Delilah
Experience Heaven this Easter
What do you do when your kids are too old for the Easter egg hunt? Well, here's an idea: you take them to see a movie instead. Heaven is for Real, based on the New York Times #1 Bestselling book, is out in theaters TODAY and it's such a perfect way to kick off your Easter weekend. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it might even give you goose bumps too.
Based on the true story of a little boy who nearly dies on an operating table and awakes to share his experiences in heaven, Heaven is for Real will help you contemplate the beauty and undeniable truth about a glorious place prepared for us when our short life here is over. It may give you a peace about your loved ones who have gone before you, knowing they are young and free, and ready to greet you when you arrive in heaven.
Check out the movie trailer starring Greg Kinnear at the Heaven is for Real official website and go like its Facebook page to receive updates and daily inspirations. If you want a firm reminder of our Savior's love this Easter season, I highly recommend starting off with this wonderful film.
Have a happy Easter!