A new season…

Today marks the beginning of the Lenten season – a time for reflection and meditation.  Life has been very busy lately, as life tends to get with a full time job and a 3 year old (yes, she’s now 3.  Time has flown).  And, add this in the mix, and it’s been even more challenging:


We’re very exciting for all of the new changes coming to us in the next 4.5-5 months, but with that comes some re-evaluating of everything – the amount of items we have, the amount of money we spend, etc.

So with Lent, I’ve decided to do a few things.  One is the traditional giving something up.  For me, that’s complaining.  It’s a nasty cycle to be in, where you find fault in everything and blessings rarely.  So I’m using this verse as my meditation for the next 40 days.

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It’s not going to be easy.  But I want to make this change – for my friends, my daughter, husband, and myself.

It goes beyond that too.  It goes to getting rid of the excess in our lives.  So I’m also going to embark on the 40 bags in 40 days challenge.  I’ve been wanting to do it for years, and this time I’m setting myself up for success!  I’m going to use the easy printable found over at White House Black Shutters (if you’re not starting today, she provides a link at the bottom for a printable without dates).

I feel good, and a 40 day challenge is a great place to start.  I think the biggest part of the challenge will be not complaining while going through my 40 bags 🙂


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