We’ve been waiting for this day to come all year. We’ve counted the days and circled the date on our calendars, but alas, it is finally upon us. The question we’ve been asked for weeks leading up to it, “what are you giving up for Lent?” can finally be answered. And before you close out of this post, hear me out. This is not some religious plea to get you all to give up something for Lent, but rather, to express my interest in participating in this yearly ritual.
I’ve always liked the idea of going without something for a duration of time. Maybe it’s giving up a food/beverage item you’ve been trying to avoid since your New Year’s resolution failed miserably. Or, maybe it’s giving up watching TV so that you can focus on other things. Whatever it is, I think the challenge for ourselves is something to be admired. In past, it’s been pretty easy for me to choose what I will go without for 40 days. I’ve given up coffee (never a good idea), red meat, etc. but for some reason, this year was a challenge in terms of deciding what my one thing would be. And so it got me thinking about the idea of doing more rather than giving up. So first I thought, why not actually take your lunch break for once and walk each day. Well, I am ashamed to say, I have failed miserably at idea my first attempt. But not to worry, I have not given up….as every girl should have a back-up plan. So onto idea number two!
I am going to post every day for the next 40 days. You may be thinking like this is some super easy thing to do, but I can’t just pull words out of my ass; writing, like everything else, requires motivation. So while I feel like there is a lot of kindness to share with the world, I also realize that I am human, I get tired, I get cranky, and more often than not, it is easy for me to neglect my blog because it is the last thing I think about on my to-do list. So yeah, haters…this is going to be a challenge for me. But a challenge that I am excited to take on, because I do like writing - I just need to actively make myself do it each day. So get ready as I plan to share 40 amazing days of kindness with all of you. I hope, for all of us, that I can pull this off. Be rooting for me. xoxo