Easter is a wonderful holiday signifying renewal, rebirth, and is looked at the unofficial beginning of spring.
Besides the strong Christian heritage of the holiday, the nonreligious aspects of this holiday on our culture are stronger than most realize.
In the spirit of secular Easter, I give to you this true story. The names have been changed to protect those involved.
A young man was busily working at an elderly ladies house in preparedness for the holiday. He had trimmed the shrubs, thinned the trees, and pulled most of the weeds when he came to a rather thick clump under a small palm tree. Seeing how thick the area was, the young man grabbed his weed trimmer.
“Could you check that before trimming it?” The elderly lady asked. “I wouldn’t want you to hurt any baby rabbits.”
Nodding, the young man set down his trimmer. Kneeling before the tree, he sifted the weeds through his fingers.
Satisfied with his search, he looked up and said, “It’s ok. I don’t see any bunny eggs.”