April Fool’s Day on Easter is just wrong, but it did liven up the Easter egg hunt and resulted in a few good belly laughs and prompted even more practical jokes. Laughter is good for the soul and we had very happy souls this weekend as we spent time with friends and family celebrating Easter. As I was heading to bed Saturday night, I listened to my daughter telling her daughter the story of Easter and why we celebrate the day. What she was doing was telling a story of love and every night before we close our eyes to sleep we remember to say that we love each other. It’s times likes these that I am thankful for the many blessings I have in life.

“Love your life. Take pictures of everything. Tell people you love them. Talk to random strangers. Do things that make you scared. Make your life the best story in the world. Don’t waste it,” Unknown.

You are the author of your own life story. Make it the best that it can be and share it with others. There was no waste this week, there was plenty to be thankful for, plenty of love, plenty enough to go around to everyone we shared time with or remembered in our prayers.

April’s showers bring baby cows and May flowers. Am I wrong or are there a lot more baby cows this spring? I want a black and white baby cow so bad. Every spring I say that this will be the year that I will get one, but I probably wont, and will settle instead on spoiling the animals I currently have and growing my garden. It’s a busy time of year where I derive so much satisfaction when, at the end of the day, I have marked everything off of my “To do” list. When I see the flowers blooming, the trees filling out with that beautiful green, I can’t help but think of the hard cold winter that they endured just to grow and bloom again every spring and bring us so much beauty.

“If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn,” Dr. Bernie Siegel.

This is so true. Life gives us a roller coaster of emotions, times of great joy and times of great sorrow. Your kindness challenge for the week is: Take a family walk outside together or with a friend. Take time to enjoy the beauty around you and reflect on the ups and downs that brought you to this day and rejoice in life, rejoice that spring is here!

This is a good time of year to book a day or overnight stay at the retreat. Anytime is a good time to share a heart warming story, a thought or word of inspiration, or if you would like more information on how you can make a difference in your community by giving to seniors call: 501-253-4716, email grandmayogi7@yahoo.com, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.