I missed the sunrise this morning. Usually, I get to see it on my drive into work, but this morning I was running late. I know that it doesn’t sound like a big thing, but there is something comforting about being able to see the different colors streaming across the sky early in the morning. It brings about a sense of renewal, and that the world is getting ready to start over again. Kind of a shedding of things that were in the past.
Next week starts Lent. I have been contemplating what I will be giving up, and replacing this year. I have finally landed on something, and it is the same as I did last year. I will be again giving up the social media for Lent, and challenging myself to write one blog a day for the entire Lenten season. I did this last year, and fell very short of my goal. So, because I fell short, I am going to try and accomplish this again this year.
What does that mean? Well, for me, it means that I will no longer be checking my Facebook or Twitter feeds during Lent. I will still be posting my blog, but since I have this website set to automatically publish, that will be the only posts from me you will see. From my perspective, it will be tough cutting the cord. There is so many things that I feel I will be missing, but I know that I should do it for, if no other reason, to help quiet my mind. It was really good for me last year, so, why not do it again right?
Lent is a time for us to look deep within us and try to better ourselves. It sets the stage and falls right in line with a good spring cleaning (I realize it is still cold and dreary, but Spring is coming), and just like the feeling we have in clean room, we all feel so much better when we clear out our souls. Everyone can use a good dusting in our spiritual life. I know that I have to do this, and I really shouldn’t wait for the season of Lent.