April 9, 2014

Lent, windows, and potty training.

I am really bad at Lent. I don't know why. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it has something to do with being distracted and not having will power. Which is also the reason I'm walking around 4 months post baby looking 4 months pregnant. I should clarify... I'm not pregnant. But I have been asked twice in the past 4 months.

So my main sacrifice for Lent was to give up complaining. I really want to focus on all of the good I have in my life. I usually remember this sacrifice right after I complain about something. Usually something stupid, like looking pregnant. Lent is not over yet. We still have about a week to go, and I'm planning on stepping it up considerably. Pray for me.

I was planning on working something in about our new windows that we are just beginning to pay for, and possibly the challenges of potty training, but both of those sound like horrible subjects. So let's go back to Lent.

Is it just me, or does it seem like giving up one vice tends to bring out another? From the beginning of Lent, and trying to focus on the positive, I have been tempted to get angry much more often. Comparing the two, I think anger is more harmful than complaining. So now I have two things to focus on.

As I try to think of something profound to say about Lent, and upcoming Holy Week, I'm realizing this post may be more about kicking it into gear and sprinting towards the end of the season to make up for some lost time. Again, pray for me.