Springtime is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life being born, and of the cycle of life once again starting. Let's all share positive thoughts and prayers for better times ahead.
As we come together in spirit this weekend to share a meal, (although it may be virtual) and celebrate Easter, let us first remember how it came to us and be thankful.
Food is born from the bounty of the Earth, in warm sunlight, rich earth, and cool rain.
May it nourish us, in body and mind, and provide us with the things that are good for living a healthy life.
We are grateful to those who cultivated it, those who harvested it, those who brought it to us, and those who prepared it.
May its consumption bring about the pleasures of friendship, love, and good company.