Hope for Easter

“It looks like I have my work cut-out for me this Easter,” said Easter Lily, walking around Storyland and seeing the looks of grim despair on everyone’s faces. “This coryvirus pandemic is sure taking its toll on everyone.”

Easter Lily comes alive in Storyland just before Easter. Her one goal is to take sadness away and give Storyland characters some hope that life will be better.

“Look over there,” said a familiar voice in Easter Lily’s ear. “I see Nellie the Nurse by the front doors of the hospital.”

“Renee!” cried Easter Lily. “It is so good to see you!”

Renee is Easter Lily’s best friend. She is a sweet little chickadee that lets Easter Lily know what is going on in Storyland.

“It is good to see you as well,” said Renee. “However, we don’t have much time to talk. We have a lot of work to do, if we are ever going to get Storyland ready for Easter this year. I figure we should start with Nellie the Nurse. She is working non-stop through this pandemic. She is tough on the outside but this pandemic is taking a toll on her.”

“Let’s go,” said Easter Lily.

“Oh Easter Lily,” cried Nellie the Nurse.” It is a breath of fresh air to see you. I just don’t see how we can celebrate Easter this year with this pandemic over our heads. I am afraid I am running out of hope. We are living in very scary times right now with the new normal being self-isolation and social distancing.”

“I see,” said Easter Lily. “I am not going to listen to anymore talk of having no Easter celebration this year. I want all the other characters in Storyland to know that Easter is going to happen. I want you to have every patient look out their hospital windows in half an hour.”

Nellie the Nurse did see a glimmer of hope in Easter Lily’s eyes. She went into the administration office of the hospital and made an announcement for all nurses on duty to have their patients look out their windows in half an hour.

In exactly half an hour, Easter Lily smiled and waved at all the faces she saw out of the hospital windows. She then raised up her leaves and pointed her petals toward the sky. She watched as the faces of all the patients and nurses changed from fear to awe when she turned the sky from blue to a beautiful purple hue.

“Maybe there is hope left still,” said Nellie the Nurse in amazement.

“Just remember,” said Easter Lily. “There is always hope. Sometimes we just have to look deeper for it than others.”

The purple sky did give Storyland characters the hope they needed and each one of them celebrated Easter with a renewed hope that they would get through this pandemic one way or another.

Moral of this Story:

  • Even in a pandemic, there is always a glimmer of hope.
  • Example: Easter Lily made Nellie the Nurse and the patients at Storyland Hospital see that there is hope that there will be an Easter celebration.

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