Today starts lent in the Catholic faith. This time is usually associated with reflecting and growing as human beings. I think this idea of lent is actually very relatable to anyone and everyone.
For example one term that comes to mind is spring cleaning. We make space for new items as we say goodbye to things that we don’t need or want anymore. Out of reach areas or forgotten spots get cleaned. Goals are written out for upcoming months. Some of us vow to pickup a new hobby, while others engage in correcting themselves by going on diets. Or refraining from certain activities. Ultimately I think we all participate in some sort of “lent”.
In keeping with what lent is to me, I wrote a list of things that I was going to give up ( pretty much like sweets, coffee, and some other of my faves..) but what I’m actually most excited about is what I’m choosing to learn and adjust. I decided I am going to read more, pray more, and give more. I want to be more patient with myself and my day to day interactions. Ultimately, I just want to be a better person. (I want to feel adequate in my own skin.)
Giving up material things are pretty easy but it’s the chore of changing our personalities and traits that I know will be my hardest obstacle, don’t ya agree?
Regardless of your idea of religion, or spiritual meditation, I think we all seek the same answers to the same questions. I have yet to meet a person that wants to repeat their mistakes over and over again. I don’t think it matters who you pray to, or even if you don’t pray at all, we all seek to be better versions of ourselves.
And to me, this is what this time of the year is all about.