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Ash Wednesday...Lent...a time of renewal and discipline in my life...a commitment I want to make!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Lent begins today and so does my new promises for a better life...Lent...a time of reflection, and allowing God more into my life. Sacrifice, to me, is part of Lent, and I am working on a better me...both spiritually, mentally and physically.

Chocolate has been in my way for several months...almost has a power over me...now isn't that silly!?! Even though I keep it in my basement, it still has a tendency to get me down there to get a few pieces! It's been a part of my "Resistance to Happiness"...a book my a Catholic author, Matthew Kelly. Why do we resist happiness? Think about it. We know we should do something...but we don't...and in my case it's been the chocolate. I've given it power!! I eat it, and it makes me feel good for the moment...except when I try on clothes I want to get into, and I can hardly zip them up. I've resisted happiness!

Besides getting chocolate out of my life for the next 40 odd days, I am adding praying the rosary at least 2x a week and attending and participating in a weekday mass. I also am going to read and study the Psalms and Proverbs!

I am going to spend more time in thought and prayer...persistence and determination will be the key.

God bless you and have a blessed Lent!
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