My daughter loves Peeps, those pink and yellow marshmallow chicks that appear in stores every year around Easter.
Each year I buy her a package from the rainbow-colored rows that line the store shelves. This year I caught the gaze of a Peep's innocent and trusting eyes, and I considered I have something to learn from the unassuming simplicity of Peeps.
A Peep's only purpose is to make people happy.
When we are kind, gentle, and considerate we share our natural sweetness.
We were made to bring joy to others.
A Peep has no hard, crunchy coating to protect its squishy center.
When we are tender, caring, and compassionate we communicate our natural softness.
We were made to let our hearts melt.
Each Peep proudly displays its yellow, pink, blue, or purple plumage.
When we are vibrant, bold, and confident we bring light and life to a world in need.
We were made to make the world a brighter place.
Peeps never wonder if they are good enough. They never worry if they are doing what they were made to do.
Peeps realize they are special treats that are available for only a limited time. They know that by being sweet, soft, and colorful, they are doing exactly what they were created to do. Peeps know they are loved and appreciated for all the qualities that make them Peeps.
This Easter I encourage you to embrace your Peep qualities. Know you were made to be appreciated and loved.
How do you express your sweetness to the world? How do you display the colors that make the world a brighter place?