Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. The first day of Lent. Last year, along with giving something up, (which I do every year,) I decided to do an act of kindness everyday. I enjoyed doing it so much, that I am going to do it again this year. Whether it is as simple as leaving a treat in a coworker’s mailbox or cleaning snow off a neighbor’s car, I will find something to do everyday for someone else.
It was so much more rewarding than just giving something up. I still plan on doing that too though. I love to indulge in a sweet treat after dinner each night. During Lent, I try to give that up. Most years, I am successful at it. Somehow being tied to “Lenten Guilt,” makes me stick to it, because it never works any other time of the year!