I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Lent. I didn’t realize how quickly it was coming up, but it’s coming up super fast! It feels like it’s so much earlier this year than it was other years. Like, it starts the day before Valentine’s Day, which I feel is really dangerous and kind of unfair! One of the most fun things about Valentine’s Day is the amount of candy and chocolate that is shaped like a heart and is readily available. These are two things that I love about candy! And Valentine’s Day!
Last year for Lent, my husband and I both gave up sugar. No candy, no sugar in coffee, no desserts. People always asked “what about the sugar in fruits?” I still ate fruit, sillies! That kind of sugar didn’t count :p
The year before that, I gave up Facebook.. which was actually not as difficult as I thought it was going to be! I was able to stay off of it the entire time.
This year, I want to do a little something different. What I would like to do this year for the 40 days/40 nights of lent, is I want to give up some of my selfishness, and I want to start thinking of others more, and on a daily basis. I want to do one random act of kindness a day for the duration of Lent. I am planning on prayerfully deciding what random act I do each day, and then figure out a way to make it happen. I am not going to go into Lent already knowing what kinds of random acts I’ll do, because then it doesn’t really count as random, right?
Wish me luck!