Last Sunday was Easter and we have talked a little about that here under the Tulip Tree. Last year I helped stuff 50,000 of those plastic eggs at my church. It seems that we have the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Walker County. It is open to the public at a very high traffic park and is always a HUGE hit. Although I didn't help stuff those thousands of eggs this year, I did think about it as I did some personal shopping for those hollow plastic Easter eggs that you can put treats in. I needed some for the children in my life. I was stunned and amazed to discover that they now come in tons of different designs. For your hunting children, you can get camouflage eggs, football eggs for the football fans , and baseball eggs for the boys of Spring. I even found some great cupcake ones online, although technically they probably aren't eggs.
When I told her about my amazing finds, my fabulous co-teacher told me she got some Noah's Ark Eggs for the students at her church that came with candy already inside.
But most of us, have to the make the decision of what to stuff into the eggs. There were some with chocolate, some with other flavors of candy, and others with cash. This got me to thinking about what is stuffed into my life and how I sometimes I choose what feels my real life, while other times it seems as if things truly are just stuffed in at random. I know that we have to take the wheat with the chaff but I think sometimes I get so much chaff in my life that there isn't enough time for the people and things that are really important to me.
If your life is an Easter egg, what sort of things are filling up your life? Are they things that make the egg more of a prize or things that just rattle to make noise?