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Ash Wednesday/Lent. 24/28

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of Lent.  I have never participated in any kind of ritual for Lent other than realizing a few days late that Lent has begun and “oops maybe next year I will give something up.”

I really do want to spend the next 40 days preparing myself for Easter,  reflecting and repenting.  I want to give something up for the next 40 days, but I’m not sure what.  I admit that I am scared to commit to a sacrafice and then not being able to follow through.  I would be encouraged by hearing what others may be doing for Lent, but if you don’t want it to be public, maybe just send me an email if you feel comfortable with that.

Today I am thankful for a quiet, lazy day with my daughter.  We built a fort, coloured, snuggled, sang, and enjoyed each other’s company (for the most part).  Auntie Joy and Grandma came home and we had an amazing supper and I was able to enjoy watching Grandma and Eva painting together as Joy and I left for tea with friends.  Lots of laughter and full bellies.

It was a great day.

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