If you are like me, Ash Wednesday snuck up on you this year. Today starts the day where so many will give up chocolate, diet coke, or some other means of pleasure for 40 days until Easter. My Mom asked me yesterday, "have you decided what you are giving up yet." I quickly realized that giving up a certain food would not be a good idea for so I started brainstorming what is something that will be really hard for me to give up...
Splenda in my coffee?
And I won't even begin the other addictions in my life that we all know need assistance...
I have decided this year that I want to make a conscious effort for Lent this year to do certain things that will genuinely help build my character and "realness" , rather than to traditionally "give up" something. I have determined three goals/ must do's for each day for the next 40 days:
1. Write in my Journal Every SINGLE day...yes everyday. Now I have about 20 different journals that I have written in over the past several years that have managed to have lots of empty pages on them. It is a known fact that we can really benefit from writing down our thoughts and feelings each day, whether it be through a letter to God or ourselves.
2. Help someone each day by giving them thanks, praise, or lending a hand.
3. Focus on the positives in my life. Give thanks for the many blessings that God has provided with me.
I'll let you know how I do! What are you doing for the next 40 days?
PS...I am so desperately seeking Spring right now I can't stand it. I am thinking about getting my teaching certification in FL once I complete my masters...Any one want to move to Key West with me?? I had to post this picture from the Costal Living's best issue ever! I am thinking of running away to this location!