Easter Bunny postcard from 1907. (Source: Wikipedia)
Easter Bunny postcard from 1907. (Source: Wikipedia)

Funny thing about Easter Bunnies — and you know there is more than one Easter Bunny — they can also take on human form when appearing as hares might be too dangerous for them.

Such is the case of one Easter Bunny, who appears in human form in my company’s building during Eastertide. In fact, she appears in human form there during work hours all year, though I suspect that as soon as she arrives home after work, she reverts to her natural state as a hare. Of course, nobody has actual proof of who exactly our Easter Bunny is — but we do have a pretty good idea.

At Eastertide for many years, Gazette employees have been finding chocolate Easter eggs — the little football-shaped ones in coloured foil — deposited throughout the building. Sometimes we might spy one on a filing cabinet or on a window ledge or, well, here and there.

I have found my share over the years, but this year I was delighted to find one of those little eggs in my office mailbox. Actually, I was touched, because I knew that the Easter Bunny had thought of me, personally.

And I got a little emotional about it when I remembered that old saying: “It’s not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.”

Indeed, never did that old proverb seem more fitting to me. The little Easter egg was all about one person’s thoughtfulness, and her endeavor to bring a smile to my face. It was about an act of kindness. It was about an act of sisterly love . . . and through it an act of love for the world.

Yes, I am sharing the experience with you because you can see it represented much more than a piece of chocolate, that it reaffirmed something we all know — but tend to forget sometimes.

Such are the ripple effects of kindness — immeasurable, really.

I sent the suspected office Easter Bunny an email thanking her for her thoughtfulness. Her response: She said she would pass the message on to the Easter Bunny.

Very classy.

— Jillian