I have been wracking my brain since yesterday trying to decide what I would write about today – my thoughts still seem to be such a jumbled mess…

Then I came upon this quote “I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that’s no reason to give up. You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it.”
Louis Sachar

I am more determined than ever to stand strong.  I know it has been less than 48 hours but I already feel more at peace, I know that I have accomplished more today than I would have had I been “sucked in”  The very fact that I am sitting down, blogging for the second day in a row is proof of it.

For me it is more than just about giving something up for lent – of course I am happy to be “participating” in the Lenten season this year, just another thing you do as you grow in your faith as far as I am concerned.  But, I want to delve deeper, I am using this time to hopefully become more aware altogether.  I want to do more, be more, give more.

I have begun with the blog as you well know but I am hoping to make many other changes also!  I want to focus more time lavishing love on my husband and children, preparing and cooking more nutritious meals for us.  I also want to continue writing – I know I am a little rusty, but there was a time when I was not too shabby.  It was something that I was very passionate about and really enjoyed!

I also, more than ever; want to grow in my faith!  Lent is all about fasting and it doesn’t have to be only from food.  For instance I am “fasting” from Facebook because I felt it was something in which I spend too much of my time on.  It had become a nasty habit and often times I would open the app on my phone without really thinking or realizing what I was doing.  Now I am not saying that Facebook is bad – I think it great for staying in touch with family and friends who live far away and for networking.  I guess what bothers me is that it gives a false sense of “connection.”  Just because you like a status or a picture, doesn’t mean you are really connecting with that person.  I would have to say that taking this time away has made me recognize I would personally prefer to reach out via other means.  I am veering off topic her… What I am trying to get convey is this – I know, for myself; that this break is going to force me to look inward, to reach out more to The Lord in prayer.  I suspect this will happen more so in these early days when the habit of Facebook is still there.   You know what, though – that makes me really happy!  To know that I was praying for guidance in my walk with Him, not realizing that He was there waiting.  Now, I just need to do it!

Blessings xo

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