I am writing this as you are all no doubt enjoying the long Bank Holiday weekend, and feeling slightly nauseous from the overdose of chocolate and hot cross buns!
This weekend, whilst still in lockdown (although 6 of us did gather in the garden legally!), we enjoyed our family annual Easter egg hunt, a roast lamb dinner and way too much chocolate. But I also enjoyed seeing the many families in my neighbourhood enjoying the Easter Rock Trail that I created for everyone to enjoy.
An idea came to me a week or so ago, that I could create a a little trail of painted rocks that everyone could enjoy – even with restrictions in place. I ordered some acryclic paints online and have found the creation of the arty stones a really mindful and enjoyable way to spend some time. I’ve enjoyed creating different designs and my favourites are probably the cherry blossom.
I left a trail of 20 rocks around the neighbourhood for people to enjoy as they take a walk over the bank holiday weekend.
When my husband asked me why I had gone to all the bother of doing it, I wasn’t really sure of my answer other than it seemed a nice thing to do.
But as I think about it more, I realise that it sings to my core values. I recognise that creating the trail, painting the rocks and offering something to my fellow neigbours to enjoy speaks directly to my values of Community, Kindness and Creativity. So it’s no wonder that I have been so uplifted by organising this – even if nobody takes part – but I am sure they will.
It has really been lovely to hear how many people enjoyed taking part and there is talk of making more next year and creating an annual event!
What has bought you joy this Easter? I would love to hear about your traditions. Drop me an email here