The Lent of Discipline

It is the Lenten season once again. Time for inner thoughts and contemplation and quiet.  maybe I am strange, but I do enjoy the season of Lent, even though I give up something that I greatly enjoy, this year it is Cokes.  It is a time to slow down and really appreciate what and who I have in my life.  It is also a time for put my head down and work  towards my goals.  And that takes a lot of discipline, especially for me.

And there are many goals that will take a lot of work.  Like my personal writing. And then there is practicing Grace, even when made or upset.  Let’s face it, it’s easy to be Graceful and nice when things are going well.  the test is when you are tired, and angry, and hurt, and…

And the exercise.  It’s been six months since I’ve been to the gym.  I really can’t complain about those 10 extra pounds if I am doing nothing to shed them. The house is a mess, but it just looks lived in, right?  Seriously, the Christmas tree is still up, floor needs to be mopped, and the dust bunnies are waging a war against the tufts of cat hair…and I’m  not sure which is going to win.

And sometimes we need a little kick in the pants, some motivation for reaching higher for our goals, for working just a little bit harder.  It’s only 40 days right? We can do anything for 40 days. So use this time not only for spiritual reflection and discipline, but also as an excuse to do better, work smarter, try more, reach farther. And see how it is at the end.

Who knows, maybe by Easter my Christmas tree will be down!

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