Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lent, For the Rest of Us

I am no where near as Lenty, or Adventy for that matter, as Lib.  Around here, we're honestly doing good to get to church showered, dressed and without illness 2 or 3 Sundays a month.  So for the past week while my friends have been talking about giving up Facebook or chocolate or caffeine for 40 days, I just kind of zoned out.  Isn't that a Catholic thing? What does giving up Facebook have to do with Lent, Easter, God anyway?  


Seems like another way to go is to add something meaningful to your life for the 40 days of Lent.  Maybe special reading, meditation or quiet time.  Hmmmmm...I've got a lot I'm not getting done every day already.  Besides, we're Methodist.


During this time of year - post-Christmas, gray and dreary doldrums of February and March - I usually fall into a rut.  A boring lull until the real Spring has sprung with its cheery sunshine and constant 72〫flip flop weather.  The same old same old is draining.


So I hereby make up my own Lenten tradition. In addition to my regular "Mother of 4 boys/ I can't believe they said, ate, did that/ juggling it all" posts, I'm going to post something cheerful, uplifting, funny or all of the above every day for the next 40 days. 


40 posts combining giving up giving into the monotony with finding and adding joy to my (and hopefully many others') day. Feel free to link up your own.  Before you know it, we'll be smooth sailing into Spring's homestretch.


Another day, another story,
Em

1 comment:

Last Minute Jane said...

Great story. Thanks for sharing. Charlotte

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