Happy Easter to all who celebrate the holiday!
In the Christian tradition, this day celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ—His defeat of, and mastery over, death. You don’t have to be Christian or believe in Jesus–or follow any faith or religious tradition–in order to be inspired by this concept.
The Resurrection is about radical transformation and overcoming tremendous odds.
You’ve heard and read about people who have overcome bad childhoods who go on to make something extraordinary of themselves. Right off the top of my head a few examples are Oprah Winfrey, Jim Carrey, and Stephen King.
And it isn’t just famous people who seemingly have that special moxie to overcome the odds. You probably know people who you thought were down and out for the count yet somehow managed to turn their lives around in spite of the odds. I have two friends who are recovering alcoholics and both have been sober for over two decades.
Examples and inspiring stories of resurrection and radical transformation are all around us. When you’re feeling hopeless and helpless, look around you and be inspired.
In the meantime, Happy Easter!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,