Sunday, February 14, 2010
Lent is a period of fasting and repentance, originally and traditionally observed by Catholics and some Protestant denominations in preparation for Easter. The length of the Lenten fast is 40 days. During this time, participants eat sparingly or simply give up a particular food or HABIT. Ash Wednesday and Lent began as a way for people to remind themselves to repent their sins.
In 2010 Ash Wednesday is 2/17/2010. You might be one of those people that get the calendar out and realize that Ash Wednesday to Easter is more than 40 days, 46 to be exact. However, if you donít count Sundays it comes out to exactly 40 days. In the original tradition Sunday was a day of celebration, not fasting and repentance.
SO Ė Letís all post something that we are willing to give up for 40 days. It doesnít have to be food. Could be a bad habit, television, complaining, or foul language. Find something that you really want to change about yourself and commit to 40 days, February 17 - April 4! Let Sunday be your day off.
Maybe you have a couple things you would like to get rid of for 40 days. Or maybe you have something you would like to DO every day for 40 days, meditate, journal, Blog, be on time or walk a mile. Whatever it is, make a commitment, hold yourself accountable and get your Team Mates to hold each other accountable. Letís see how many of us can make a positive life change in 40 days!
Now, I know 40 days seems like a long time and youíre sitting there thinking, ďOK, Iíll make it something easy, really easy.Ē Like, Iíll give up painting my fingernails, or wearing flip-flops in the snow. NOT!! Make this something that at the end of the forty days you can look in the mirror and say "I DID IT, I REALLY DID IT! WOO HOO!!" On the morning of April 4 you can look back and know that you really accomplished something and be proud of yourself!
Oh, I almost forgot. If you want to do more than one, thatís OK too. Just make sure you are 100% totally committed! 40 days, no crap, no excuses, you name your game, JUST DO IT!!
NAME YOUR GAME! JUST DO IT!