Lent came at an opportune time this year! To me, Lent always brings about a fresh start and a chance to look at my life, post-new-years-resolutions, and determine how to make it better and more fulfilled. In my Church growing up, we were always taught that it is often more rewarding and "Christ-like" to add a good deed to your routine rather than give up something meaningless.
I suppose this year, I plan to do a little of both. Mostly because, after Pittsburgh, I was meaning to break some of my bad habits anyway and Ash Wednesday just happened to be the day after I got back from my trip. So in honor of saying goodbye to bad habits and "sacrificing" something for Lent, I am in day two of NO soda. Trust me, this is a hard one, and I can definitely feel the lingering headache today. To help me through the transition period, I am allowing myself one cup of half-caff coffee. But eventually, I want to cut that too.
As for what I plan to enrich my life with, well, it somewhat has to be secret because I don't exactly believe that announcing your good deeds to the world (or the four people who read this) for recognition and "good-for-you"s is the best way to go about performing such deeds, at least not before they happen. Let's just say I have some ideas kind of along the same lines as the, "The person in front of you just paid for your Starbucks."
Additionally, I want to continue to enrich the lives of the people I actually know. I want to engage in meaningful conversations with my friends and family. I want to express my appreciation and love more often. I want more date nights with my husband, which start tonight! I want to spend more time with my Little. I want to spend more time with my actual little brother as well.
What are you doing in honor of Lent? Giving up anything? Adding something? Partaking in weekly fish fries? I hope to do the last one a couple times this year too!