Yet another year is flying by! It's amazing! I've heard my grandmother and aunts say it so maybe it's just that I'm getting older. Boo!
Lent is a special time of year. As a Protestant, I did not grow up participating in Lent. Of course I knew about Palm Sunday and Easter-the whole Resurrection story. However, until about 5 years ago did I start learning that Lent is not just a Catholic thing. It is a re-setting thing. It's a focusing on Jesus and what he went through. It's about thinking and praying for others. It's about putting Him above myself, my wants, my desires. Ever since I began practicing (is that the word?) Lent, I feel so much more connected to Him.
Normally I give up social media but I've found that to be too difficult as a social media manager. Haha! I love being forced to go offline. If I have the choice then I'll spend my time on Twitter or researching digital marketing, but by saying in order to focus on Him I'm taking a break then I won't go on it. So here is what I am doing this year and it 1 is a continuation of my goals for the year:
1. Focus on the positive. I read so much negativity and I cannot get away from it. Being online after something that the President has said or a school shooting can be miserable. There's so many people sitting behind a screen and it's okay to say whatever you want...and they do. I get to read a lot of it. Being tired frequently, eating horribly, and watching tv does not help my attitude. So the last 2 nights I have made a concerted effort to get to bed early, read my devotionals without the tv, but the eating better thing has not happened yet.
2. Turn off electronics at 5. My friend C is doing that for Lent and I thought that's such a good idea. My husband does not participate in Lent so when he is home I cannot turn off the tv. I did last night and it was so nice!
3. Reading my bible studies and journaling.
What are you doing for Lent this year?