Today is the first day of Lent
Lent is defined as a period of 40 days that Christians observe from Ash Wednesday to Easter, often marked by giving something up.
I have not always been on board with Lent or even understood it’s significance, but the last few years I have “given up” something
I’ve prayed and tried to listen as I thought about 2021.
I had already picked out a book and a Lent sacrifice in regards to giving up sugar for the 40 days of Lent. While it’s a healthy thing to do, it just never felt right.
While speaking to friends and listening to a specific podcast, it was brought to my attention that it’s not always about what you are taking away, it could be what you are adding during this time.
I just couldn’t figure it out.
Walk a mile in my shoes Charma
Just walk a mile in my shoes
Is that my Lent sacrifice?
I’m adding a mile to my day?
It’s kind of cold for this Florida girl. No haters from the polar regions please
I don’t have someone to sit with mom
Could I think of more lame excuses?
But I won’t
I only shared with a few people my thoughts. I don’t want this to be about me but about what is learned from this experience. I have no idea what I’m supposed to learn. What am I supposed to see? What do I do during this mile? I want to follow the rules…….what rules?
Come on Charma. Just walk the dang mile
As I began my walk this morning, day 1, I rouletted a podcast to listen to and started.
I thanked God for our home as I left the driveway.
I walked down the road and stopped at Walgreens for some post it’s. I want the chance to rip off the post it every day as I walk a mile in His shoes
I walked past a beautiful tree lined street and thought of the children who are in school
I passed the house we looked at while searching for the perfect renovation house for our family
There was a lady in her car, sitting at a traffic light singing and dancing to whatever she heard on the radio
And while I listened the podcast, a few things struck me
Know who your people are
Know your Love language and those of your people
While I made every excuse as to why I need to walk a mile everyday…..I’m already looking forward to tomorrow
I might listen to a book
I might not listen at all
I might ask a friend to join me or make a new friend along the way
Whatever it is……I’m ready.