Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Today is the start of Lent. I'm not a religious person at all. I was raised Catholic. My Mother is religious, my dad isn't. I guess I am more like him. Don't get me wrong, I believe in God, but it's the church I have issues with. But anyway... Lent is a period of sacrifice when people give up stuff for 40 days and all this other stuff. This year I will not promise to not eat chocolate (this is what I promise almost every year) or to not eat junk food, etc. This year I promise for this 40 days to be a start of a better life.
I want these days to be a jump start to a healthier me, a better person, a better sister, better mother, better wife, better daughter, better friend, and just a better human being. I don't promise this for 40 days, I want these 40 days to be the start of a whole lifetime of kindness to those around me.
I want each and every day to count. I want to kiss my hubby everyday and tell him that I love him, even if he insists the bathroom floor to be his dirty laundry basket . I want to love everyone around me, even if my son empties out his baby powder bottle all over the carpet for the 4th time. Even if my friend becomes a bridezilla. Even if the scale does not say 145.
I guess this is my time of reflection to be grateful for what I have, for those around me that love me so much. This year I wont "give up" anything, I will give love.