Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I've had an epiphany for Lent!

...wait...wrong liturgical season! (Okay, I'm a dork...when I was writing religious ed curriculum for 3-4 year olds, I popped out of the basement, and told hubby that I just had an epiphany about's been a lame joke in our family ever since...)

On to my thought: I've been having trouble coming up with some sort of Lenten sacrifice to do. I tend to come up with huge plans that are hard to keep up with, and I am trying to be less controlling, so I knew that I couldn't do something that would control the whole family. I've also been making a lot of changes and putting a lot of effort into my prayer life as I've being doing the "Full of Grace" study group. So, I was kinda at a loss until showering this morning...I was looking at the sink afterwards and all the clutter that has collected there. It's something that I just don't want to really doesn't bother me that much. Hubby, on the other hand, used to be a little bit of a neat freak, so I know that at some level, things like that do bother him.

That's when it hit me! I could make small sacrifices every day for my family. I have some St. Therese sacrifice my Lenten sacrifice is to make 10 small sacrifices per day. So, things like cleaning off the sink, cleaning the toilet (yuck!), diaper dunking the 3rd poopy diaper of the day rather than leaving it for hubby, putting away the rest of the Christmas decorations, etc. (I'm sure that it won't be hard to find 10 things a day that I just DON'T WANT to do!)

So, that's my plan! I'll be starting with that sink very soon!

1 comment:

Christine said...

What an awesome awesome idea, and how appropriate. I tend to gloss over all of the little sacrifices in my life - it's so small and annoying, I'm just going to let it go. Thanks for this, I'm going to try and work on it too.