Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I actually look forward to Lent every year. For me, it’s like a clean start like New Year’s, but without the silly hats and with more meaning. In the past, I’ve given something up, like sweets. I thought about doing that again, but I realized it would probably be more of a Lenten sacrifice for Husband, since he would be the poor guy dealing with the grumpy person I would become for not being able to eat chocolate. One of the most successful Lents I’ve had was when I decided to do something nice for other people instead of giving something up. This year I’m going to do one nice thing a day for someone else (but not necessarily the same person every day). I hope that it makes me more aware of people in need and how I can help. And I hope it makes me focus on love and service, which I think is what it’s all about. I have a few ideas of some things I might do: make a meal for someone, call someone that might be lonely, give my spot in line to the person behind me, donate to a worthy cause, etc. I hope to be open to other opportunities as they come along, too. (By all means, if you have any ideas, please let me know because I’ll need at least 40 of them!) Are you doing anything for Lent? If so, please share!