Using April Fools’ Day And Easter Sunday To Reflect
April 1, 2018 marks (or marked, depending on when a person reads this) two interesting holidays. One is April Fools’ Day, a day when people sometimes play pranks or tell harmless lies to try to trick others.
It also marks or marked Easter Sunday, the holiest holiday of the year to many Christians, who believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on that day.
On the surface, it might appear that the two days have little in common. But taken together, maybe these days reflect different facets of life, especially when we’ve been struggling.
April Fools’ Day might represent the less-examined part of life, a part where we have aim to live life without considering the consequences. Afterward, we might regret our actions, especially if they led to problems, such as drug- or alcohol-related issues.
Easter Sunday, on the other hand, could be a reckoning. It doesn’t have to be a religious or spiritual day, but a day where people reflect on the bigger picture, questioning their past, present, and future and wondering how all of these relate to the world and their purpose.
Easter Sunday is a day where people celebrate rebirths and new starts. It might be a good day to evaluate whether people are dealing with drug and alcohol issues, and if so, whether they should attend a rehab center in California or address these issues in another manner.
This is just the start. New beginnings’ target are not easy. But embarking on these beginnings with others might make the journey easier.
On the other hand, maybe we shouldn’t forget April Fools’ Day entirely. Examining life is useful, but so is a balanced life We need fun as well, but maybe examined fun. (Is there such a thing?)
Maybe having April Fools’ Day and Easter Sunday on the same day illustrates the duality and complexity of life. Fun and reflection, struggle and triumph, old life and new life.
About the author: Pam Zuber is a writer and editor who writes about health and fitness, addiction and treatment, emotional wellness, and other topics.
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