Friday, March 27, 2009

A Special Kind Deed for Easter Giveaway

The great Easter truth is not that we are to live newly after death - that is not the great thing - but that...we are to, and may, live nobly now because we are to live forever.
~Phillips Brooks

In a couple of weeks from now we will all be celebrating Easter.  So the period of Lent is almost over.  There is still a little time however for you to be involved in doing something special during this unique reflective time of the year.  In her Reception class my daughter has been encouraged to complete good deeds and kind tasks during the period of lent rather than focus on giving something up (like chocolate which so often people seem to do. They then binge on Easter Sunday with choc eggs.  Now tell me what is the point of that!!  You must read here for more info about An Ethical Easter).  I have really enjoyed watching her blossom and grow and perform kind deeds for us here at home.  Yes, sometimes she needs to be reminded but she is still growing and learning about life.

I have also been inspired by this concept and thought it might be nice if a little baby bunny would hop into your door to celebrate the New Life which Easter represents.  In order for you to receive your little bunny you simply need to do something unique and special which will surprise another and cause them to feel loved and appreciated.  When you have completed this task please share with us the surprise your recipient received by leaving a comment here.  On Easter Sunday Ess and I will read through all the kind deeds which have been performed and choose a winner for a precious bunny Easter Giveaway.

If you haven't yet read the story of some of the kind deeds in our home have a look here for Part I, II, III and Finale.

Wishing you a meaningful preparation for Easter time.


Beth Brawley Taylor said...

Great post, Cee. And I love the Brooks quote at the beginning. Hope your world is full of kindnesses today!

Anonymous said...

Currently having trouble thinking of what to do for this...

Hmmm...standby :)

Cee said...

Thankyou Beth, it has been a day full of kindnesses for me today.

Oh shaping the space, I am sure you will have no trouble with this task. You are so so so creative. Just put your talents to work. I know you could easily surprise someone special - you are indeed already doing so.

Standing by...

Homestay Mama said...

I surprise my three homestay students every night at dinner time--with an American meal quite different from what they're used to back in their home countries. However, it's quite doubtful they consider that "unique and special." LOL

Seriously, if I can think of something that fits your guidelines and have time to make it happen, I'll come back to let you know.

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. I've got to go to bed now, but will come back later for more in-depth reading of your blog. Your ducks are so cute.

Anonymous said...

I just realised I did do something that could fit in here. Very tiny, but still.

I wrote 2 x 25 second instrumental tracks for a friend's church. Sure, I was asked, but it was a gift all the same :)

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