Wednesday, February 22, 2012
2 gifts to begin Lent 2012
As a follow up to yesterday's post, I present the photo above . . . it was Fat Tuesday and we did our part with a party. There was merriment and mayhem and a ton of happy, dirty, crazy boys to help us blow it out. If there is any sugar left within a one acre circle of my home, I can't imagine it. Much was eaten, much enjoyed. Pancakes were downed, pancakes were flipped in a race and things were done with silly string and canned whipped cream that might make you a bit queasy just to read. Suffice it to say, it was a celebration.
Now, we get the gift of Lent. The gift I appreciate, the one that keeps coming back every year, right on time, allowing us all to re-examine how things are going and pause for reflection. Lent is hard, but I welcome it this year. It's time to do some soul-searching, some refiguring and some planning. Time to reign in the eating, add to the exercise and consider the parts of a life that work well and the parts that need a bit of tweaking.
I begin this season with gifts from two friends, two of my favorite humans, and two folks I'm thankful to have along for this journey.
The first gift I bring along into this lenten season is a comment on yesterday's post from my good friend, Amy. Aside from being the hands-down funniest bi-pedal (how about that flash-back to a previous post) on earth, she is also a dear friend and wordsmith. Amy is good with words. She can use them to be humorous and she can use them to speak from her heart. Her comments from yesterday are a perfect way, as I see it, to begin this time of reflection. I put them here and I'll be sure to refer to them as I move along the coming weeks.