|started all over again!|
I'm still adjusting to the fact that Lent started. Doesn't it seem like we tucked away the Christmas decorations? Oh the passage of time goes faster and faster. I grew up Catholic (and still am) and historically for Lent I would give up something, usually candy and would fail before Easter.
I remember my mother taking Lent seriously. Very seriously. She once gave up smoking and lasted about five days. Those five days were stressful for us kids! I'm sure those five days were pure agony for her as well. She switched her intention after five or so days. I admired her for those five LONG days and she did quit smoking later in life successfully.
I guess I could give up something. The first thought was my "complaining". I focus on being positive and present in my journal writing daily and here on my blog, but in person I can go on and on about complaints. So much so that I don't like the way I sound. Complaining is therapeutic but maybe I should state positive events first before I dig deep with what is bugging me.
I was chatting with my sister who brought to my attention to this program, Best Lent Ever and so far I'm enjoying how positive and inspirational the message is. It's not too late to join or get caught up on the website and if you want to have emails you can still subscribe. Oh to do Lent in tiny bite sized pieces in this busy life!
|my mom stitched this picture|
My friend invited me to a women's bible study as well that I'm participating in at her church. Instead of focusing on giving up a vice or beloved indulgence, I'm diving into "doing". I like that kind of intention. And yes, I'll try my best to not complain as well.
So. Today I'm looking up some core building exercises. I MUST make my knitting body be strong without inducing an RA flare. Any ideas are most welcome!
|My grandmother hand stitched that blanket and Frodo is hiding under the ottoman|