Lent, Give Up or Add In 19 February 2020

Elaine and Sally’s Dessert Crepe

It’s almost Ash Wednesday and time for the season of Lent. I’m always torn when Lent comes around about either giving something up or adding something positive as a new habit.




I can come up with a good size list of things I should give up:

  • Obsessing over things out of my control
  • Not standing up for things that should be in my control
  • Unhealthy “foods” I eat too much of
  • Making negative comments about others (remove the log in your own eye…)
  • Staying silent and shoving emotions down
  • Distractions that move me away from my goals

I have a healthy list of things I should do too, and some of them are difficult to write down because now you know too:

  • Re-establish my daily writing routine
  • Count more blessings
  • Let more stuff slide off my back
  • Breathe, observe, then proceed
  • Make more crepes and fill them with goodness
  • Do some little thing every single day for someone else
  • Figure out what “open and honest” communication looks like

I guess it’s a good thing Lent lasts 40 days.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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