Last year, I didn't give up anything for Lent. Oliver, our parakeet, died the week before it started, and I thought well heck, I've already given up enough. I made finishing the rough draft of Obsidian my project. I usually do that - if I'm working on a writing project (which I usually am), I set a goal for it's progress or completion during Lent. It works well. In fact, I'm doing it again. I hope to finish the rough draft of Schism by the end of the month. But this year, I did decide to give up something as well - that something being negativity in my attitude. Most of you know that I've been on a mission of how to find and bring more positive energy into my life for the past year. That search has revealed that there's a lot of negativity around me, and unfortunately it has seeped inside me, so it's time to purge! I really do want to improve and be more positive, and it's time for me to stop studying how to do it and start doing it. So here we go. I'm undergoing the process of changing my polarity, and I pray it sticks and that old habit is broken, gone, and doesn't come back!
I know, it's not exactly what you think of when it comes to giving up stuff for Lent, but I've heard of others giving up bad things, so why not try it?
How about you? Any goals for this Lenten season, or just taking the journey through meditation as I did last year? Taking up good stuff? Giving up bad stuff? Or just living day to day the best you can? There are no right answers, so no worries. Give it some thought. I know it's about sacrifice, and what better to let go of than something that's doing you more harm than good anyway?
That's all today. Take care, and have a great week.