It’s Ash Wednesday today, the start of Lent. The sun is shining for the third day in a row. I am truly happy.
Although my religious beliefs are too difficult to try to explain, and I don’t have any wish to start chatting about them on an open forum like this, I do try to observe different parts of different religions. I believe that if I can learn from something then I am making myself into a better person and that is always my goal.
Yesterday on Twitter I announced that I am giving up three things for Lent. Lattes, Muffins and Crisps (chips to any American’s reading!). Can you tell that my breakfast choice is not exactly a healthy one? Having said that, even though the sun is shining and I am happy, my night’s sleep are being harboured by a tummy bug affecting my dad. Sleep is a luxury which I didn’t get much of and therefore I have a triple shot Americano and a croissant in front of me typing this! It’s lucky that I didn’t give up caffeine!
Anyway, as well as giving up these three things I want to concentrate on two more – my patience level and my ability to gossip. It is an ugly side to me and one that I am always trying to ‘right’ but never getting far with. I then always feel guilty – which is a Pru trait I don’t see me getting rid of soon.
I also want to concentrate on my health and emotional levels as well. Mum and I are in training for a sponsored walk in May and are busy in training (I have another three mile power walk to do when I get home) so I do have some time constraints going on.
So, I plan for these forty days to look after myself whilst making myself into a person I would be glad to know. It’s almost like doing resolutions again (I broke mine by about 6th January this year!)
Are you giving up anything for Lent?