There are great places outside like mailboxes, tree branches, flower pots, car tires, and anyplace with lots of grass, weeds or shrubs. Remember, egg color and camouflage are your friends! In other words, don’t hide pink eggs in green grass. Hiding inside can also be tricky. Some favorite hiding spots include: picture frames, houseplant pots, bookshelves, upside-down cups, and under the couch--not under the couch cushions--trust me! If you’re really feeling creative, or vindictive, you can even hide eggs inside shoes or cereal boxes. (You did not hear these ideas from me!) The point is to have fun. You want the searchers to successfully fill their baskets not become basket-cases! Also, hiding needs to account for age, experience and height of the seekers!
What’s the point I’m dye-ing for you to discover? Just like finding Easter eggs, life is full of hidden treasures and miracles for you to find. Some are trickier and may take more time. Some make you reach a little higher, while others are in plain sight and within easy reach. Regardless, I’ve learned that hidden treasures and miracles are as specific and special as the person who finds them. They are never too far out of reach, or hidden so well that you never find them.
Even if you haven’t found a treasure in a while, don’t stop believing or searching. Your heart’s basket may feel empty now, but it will be filled! Sometimes there’s a miracle in the mailbox, or you can wipe away the treasured tears of a friend. Making someone smile, offering a helping hand, a healing hug, and a sure shoulder to lean on are the true treasures in life. We don’t even have to hide them. And just as Easter eggs are beautifully and creatively colored, we each have our own special beauty and color to share with the world.
At this time of renewal and rebirth, let your heart and soul discover new life. Don’t stop searching until you find those hidden treasures waiting just for you; even if you do find a rotten egg now and again. While you’re searching, share the treasures in your basket with those who need to be uplifted, supported, encouraged, comforted and reminded that life itself is a miracle to be treasured every day. Happy Easter!