Being pregnant I am not required to fast this Lent. I will refrain from eating things like the two paczki I devoured last night.
What will I give up this Lent? I am going to continue to give up my materialistic ways. I want to turn to God when I need a boost rather than a cute pair of flats that I think will make me happy. Turning my thoughts away from all the "stuff" I want will help me turn my thoughts to God,only He can give me the "stuff" I need.
As I was thinking about Lent and what I can add or give up I read a post from Jennifer at her blog "Et tu?" The post is titled Why My Life Is Better Since Becoming Open To Life.
Reading this post gave me ideas on how I will reflect during Lent, by embracing my vocation and not gritting my teeth wondering when my time will come. This is my time and I want to make the most of it.
I will be giving up some things, like being a slave to consumerism and I will be adding some things, like loving my call to being a wife and mother.
Who knows, maybe after all is said and done I might find a cute pair of flats in my Easter basket.
Have a blessed Lent