As the sun rises over the African horizon, there is a sense of excitement abuzz on Varty Camp lawn. The sweet smell of chocolate and the sound of laughter fills the air – Easter has arrived! And with it brings a celebration of joy and family. This year (and as often as possible), we are turning our attention to the little things that make life so meaningful and so it was decided that our theme for Easter would be The Little Five & The Hare, and the bigger lessons they’re offering us…
The Little Five & The Hare
Easter is a holiday that holds various meanings for different people. For some, it’s a religious celebration, while for others, it signifies new beginnings and the renewal of hope. This year, the Londolozi Family is celebrating the little things and realising how important they are. Family is at the heart of everything we do and as we celebrate Easter, we are reminded of the importance of community and togetherness, and we are grateful for the simple things in life.
The African wilderness is bursting with examples of this – it could be the intricate patterns on a butterfly’s wings or the delicate scent of a flower in bloom, the flick of a sleeping leopard’s tail or the muddy splat on an elephant’s leathery hide. The warmth of the sun on our skin or the feeling of a gentle breeze on a hot day, the beauty of a sunset or a starry sky that leaves us in awe. More often than we realise, the little things in life can hold great significance and fill us with joy.
These small but significant moments are not limited to nature alone. It is also in the connections we share with our loved ones that we find true joy. It is in the simple acts of kindness that we show to one another that are worth their weight in gold. These acts could be as simple as a warm embrace, a shared meal, or a heartfelt conversation… As we celebrate Easter with our loved ones, we are reminded to cherish these moments and to appreciate the people and experiences that bring us happiness.
We invite you to take a moment as often as possible to value the little things and the quiet moments, and embrace the spirit of The Little Five & The Hare. Let us remember the importance of family and community, and savour the flavours of a delicious meal shared with loved ones, cherish the memories of times gone by, and embrace the hope and promise of new beginnings.
From our Londolozi family to yours, we hope you had a Happy Easter, filled with love, joy and countless small but significant things.
Show gratitude for the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things…