What Easter Means to You…

@twoey68 (13662)
United States
April 3, 2010 10:00am CST
So, Easter is right around the corner and the Easter bunny is busy hiding eggs for those doing egg hunts. He’s been coloring eggs every color of the rainbow for months now. Soon kids will be dressed in their Easter outfits, some ppl will attend church, there might be egg hunts and then all kinds of dishes made with the hard boiled eggs…egg salad, deviled eggs and so on. Here’s a special Easter story: Years ago I got the job of hiding eggs in my Mom’s yard. So I’m going around hiding them behind bushes and trees and there’s this nice little clump of tall grass so I go over and drop an egg in…SURPRISE!! A bunny hops out looking kind of dazed, sits there for a minute then slowly hops off. I think I conked him on the head with the egg, my Mom saw it happen and had a laughing fit…I still get teased about it. I felt so bad for that bunny. BTW, I found this pic online, aren't they beautiful eggs? What are your plans for Easter? What’s your best Easter story? Do you think the bunny is still holding a grudge against me? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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• United States
3 Apr 10
Eggs, chocolate, and family. It means having to get everything clean and ready for the relatives, and possibly going to church (I am not religious, but my family is).
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
Easter for me is the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! It's a happy time for me not because of the parties and the Easter egg hunting thing, it's more of a proof that regardless the problems in life we too shall rise and be resurrected. It shows me that there's hope and something is bound to be better. It has always given me that feeling, most especially if you really participate in the activities of the church - not by being there all the time, but just by following the traditions and the explanations of such traditions. Too bad more and more people are missing out the great experience. They say it's just superstition and myth, but at the end of it all it indeed is a way of life.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
4 Apr 10
This is a beautiful picture, twoey68! Thank you for posting it. Happy Easter to you! I have about 4 or 5 acres of property out here, maybe more, and when I was a child, my classmates from school and I used to have egg hunts out here. When the egg hunt was over with, we would have refreshments and I would show them around the farm. This was when both of my parents were still living, of course, and we had 160 acres back then. I was in the 4H club back then and I remember showing them the calves that my cousins, nephews, and I were going to show in the calf show one year. They also got to see the rest of our cattle and horses. This was always a real treat for them, especially for those who lived in the city. I also remember years before that getting together at my grandparents house on Easter Sunday. This was my daddy's parents and they lived in a little community about 10 miles south of here. We would have Easter Dinner down there after church and my cousins and I would have an egg hunt afterwards. It was always so much fun. Kathy.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
6 Apr 10
No, I do not think the bunny is mad at you. That was a great story. I would do eggs, when my children where young. Now I just celebrate Jesus' resurrection now, and what it means to me. We had a Easter sun- rise service at 6:30 a.m. Easter Morning at our Church. I really enjoyed it.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
5 Apr 10
Don't get me wrong, I love all of the childish traditions that we carry out for Easter. I love the Easter Egg Hunts, and Easter baskets, and dying the eggs to enjoy. However, this really isn't what Easter is about for me at all. For me it is about spending time with our family and most importantly the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection is the one thing that I feel like my entire belief system hinges on. Oh, and I also love the fact that on Holy Saturday our church welcomes new members into our church.
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Apr 10
Poor widdle bunny. lol We're just doing the secular Easter thing, candy for the kids, Easter egg hunt, lazy day....
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
5 Apr 10
That is a funny story, the bunny may still be holding a grudge on you..lol. Well I went to my mom's church today, and seen all my family there too, we had a egg hunt for the kids, and of course had a big dinner, then I came home and took a nap..haha. It was a good day tho, I had fun. I have a funny story for you, one year we had a egg hunt for the kids at church and in those days they were real hardboiled eggs, not the plastic ones they use nowadays. We didn't live very far from the church so our dog would always follow us, he was always there. After the kids hunted the eggs we still had a couple missing, so we all went out to see if we could find them, well our dog found them first, he was sitting in the grass eating our eggs...lol. It was funny everybody had a good laugh, I'll never forget that dog..ha.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
5 Apr 10
Yes, they're beautiful! That is such a cool story. That would not be likely to happen again in a million years. That must have surprised the daylights out of that bunny! Happy Easter!
@derek_a (10903)
4 Apr 10
Easter to me is a sign of the new Springtime and new life beginning. It was originatlly a pagan festival with the eggs representing new life and new beginnings. _Derek
@pandaeyes (2068)
4 Apr 10
In the UK the tradition is to have chocolate eggs on easter day. I make ours and have done since the kids were tiny. The shops start to have these eggs around February. I think really that the religious aspect is suppressed enormously here to save hurting the feelings of non christians which in a way is a shame because those traditions are part of a countries culture .
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
4 Apr 10
For me it is a pagan form of worship so Jehovah Gos get angry if you celebrate that form of worship be not to worship that so that your not killed in the Armageddon.
• United States
4 Apr 10
Easter is first for me, The Resurection of Jesus. That is the top of all else. WE color eggs together and I always color eggs with all the kids in church. I also gave all of them an Easter Basket with lots of little religious items in. At home we had an all family get together on Friday, with lunch, then egg coloring and an Easter Egg hunt! Sunday we will go to church then go to my daughters for dinner. We have pet rabbits and in all the reading I have done on rabbits they do not forget things so that rabbit probley still remembers you! Have a very blessed Easter. Nice meeting you.
@BarBaraPrz (17526)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Apr 10
Are you sure the bunny didn't come out of the egg?
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
3 Apr 10
I don't think that bunny is holding a grudge against you at all, rfl. Happy Easter to you and all your loved ones while those of us who are Christian celebrate God's gift of eternal life. Those who are not Christian also may enjoy chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs and the sight of their neighbor all dressed up and the trappings of Easter, so Happy Easter to them, too.
@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
3 Apr 10
I'm sure that bunny is long gone, but it had probably gone off and told his friends that the sky was falling... Nope, since the only kid in the family is my niece and she's always lived in other places, never did any thing much with kids. Seems to me the church did an egg hunt one year, but I'm not into all that "fertility" stuff - if I had wanted children, I'd've had some...
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
3 Apr 10
What a cute story, Twoey. Thanks for sharing it. I wonder who was the most surprised u or the bunny. . I don't have any plans at all. Offered to cook lunch but my son didn't seem interested. Got an invitation last night to come to my cousin's housefor a hunt & a cookout. Would love to carry my grandson but don't figure that will work out either. I hope u have a good easter.
@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
3 Apr 10
What a cute story! We had a lot of wild bunnies around here til this "crazy cat lady" started breeding cats (wild cats that is) and they kill them all..no squirrels no bunnies, nothing We did the egg coloring yesterday and I bought ceramic eggs that the kids painted too...ours are as bright as yours in that pic-but they're still pretty. We're going to church, cooking the big dinner and doing our own egg hunt. I have no great stories for Easter-they're always the same celebration-nothing unusual. Maybe you'll see the bunny again this year?
@dragon54u (31340)
• United States
3 Apr 10
That's a funny story! Easter is first about the Resurrection for me. It reminds me that there is hope for everyone and that God loves us. I loved Easter when my boys were small. We colored eggs and I'd hide them after they went to bed. I loved making their baskets! I just sent them a card this year as they live far away and are all grown up now.