Easter used to be pretty straightforward. You would scatter a few eggs around the house for the Easter egg hunt, find the leftover ones sporadically throughout the year– and there you have it!
However, Easter has upped the ante in recent times. Take chocolate eggs for example. There used to be two choices when it came to Easter eggs– Cadbury and the non-branded ones at grandma’s house that somehow tasted like NOTHING.
But this year was different. Cousin Darren requested free-range chocolate Easter eggs (I took these out of the box and placed them out on the grass. That counts as free range, right?), while sister-in-law Mel said she could only have gluten free, dairy free, vegan free, paleo-cabbage-soup-diet eggs (Well you know what Mel, water it is for you).
In other words, Easter lost its simplicity this year and felt like an anxiety-ridden, hotbed of complication. Because while I was busy focusing on making sure the chocolate eggs were free from just about every ingredient known to man, I lost sight of Easter all together.
However, what this Easter long weekend allowed me to reflect on is how it might not just be Easter time that I tend to put all my eggs in one basket. It’s so easy to burnout these days, especially in the fast-pace society we live in. Putting all of your effort into one thing, whether that be work, health, friends or family, can be exhausting. Balance is key.
So I urge you to not put all your eggs in one basket, take life one step at a time and don’t make things more complicated than they have to be (take note, sister-in-law Mel).
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