Hi everyone, I trust that you are all staying at home where possible. It has been nice to talk with some of you this week via the phones and email. Normally I would be up in the Highlands of Scotland at Easter enjoying the peace and tranquility of the mountains. This Easter week has been very different indeed.
Today, Good Friday, I have spent some time in a virtual service with friends from a church that I attended before I moved to work at Spring Brook some time ago. It has been lovely to connect with old friends again and to be part of the Good Friday service. As we reflected on the crucifixion, the words that were used were very much linked to our current situation in the middle of this pandemic:
- Family ~ I always talk about you as my Spring Brook Family.
- Forgiveness ~ We always talk about this in our restorative meetings when we try to repair relationships.
- We are here together ~ We are all in this pandemic together, we all left school together and we will return to school after this together, we will all get through this together.
- Renew and Restore ~ Use this time to do this. Maybe make yourself a promise so that when life returns to as we knew it before the pandemic, is there something that you might change? Use this time for positive change in you.
On Tuesday I joined them again to take part in a virtual Sedar Meal. A Sedar Meal is usually celebrated by Jewish people. It marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. You retell the story of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, drink four glasses of wine and eat Meza. I didn’t drink four glasses of wine though!
Whilst I have been working this week I have had many opportunities to think about how grateful I am for the little things in life. My sister emailed this to me this week, she said it really helped her when she had a bit of a difficult moment..
Some things we can change, some we can’t, but what we can do is control how we react to things. This might help you also?
I though you might like to see Beth’s wonderful creation – she followed the “old school sponge cake” recipe on Showbie andd I think you’ll agree she did a wonderful job!
A short Easter blog, from my house and home to you and yours. Please can I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Easter.
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