My First Taste of Lent-el Soup

This year, I'm attempting a discipline or pledge for the first time during Lent.
I've never done it for real. It wasn't part of my church's calendar (Baptist) and I didn't ever really hear about it until high school.
I've never felt a desire to partake in this spiritual discipline until this year.
This year, Negativity has to go.
I have always valued faith and hope as a part of my every day attitudes, and lately those have been falling by the wayside.
In an effort to be more positive, I plan to
  1. Give up negative Facebook statuses, Tweets, and blogs.
  2. Note something each day that is smile-worthy, a 'count your blessings' approach, if you will.
  3. Treat the people in my life more positively (this is the one that's going to be the most difficult. I've already messed this one up and we're only on Day 2. :-/ ).
  4. Spend more time in prayers of thanksgiving.
  5. Return to hope and faith.
Some people see hope and faith as naive, young, or unrealistic.
This may be true. It doesn't change the fact that hope and faith are vital ingredients in the mix of life.
Why do I work out? I have faith in my body's ability to transform into hotness for Spring Break.
Why do we keep electing officials into office? We hope that someone is going to break the mold and take a stand.
Why do we love? We hope that it will work out alright in the end and have faith that it will, even if it's not as we originally hoped.

"Love means to commit oneself without guarantee,
to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love."
~ Erich Fromm

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

1 comment:

  1. I like what you have to say and wish you well in your discipline.