I totally forgot that today was Ash Wednesday until I woke up and checked facebook...oops. I promptly updated my status to "see you at Easter!", deleted the bookmark and got off the page, fast.
For the past 4 weeks, I've been teaching online. I've got a 2 week break, then I'll be coordinating another online cycle until July. What this means is: I *have* to be online each day to work. But what it really means is, every time I grab my laptop I drive by facebook, check my blogroll...basically, I kill time. Which is in waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy too short supply around here to be killing.
So, that's as far as I've gotten: during Lent, no facebook. I think it will be good for me to actually have to call or text or email the person I need to talk to. And I need to reclaim that time each day, and give it a new name: healthy.
Oh, yeah, that--the new year's resolution. Hmm. Move every day? Yeah, no.
But you know, there's always time to change, right?
Crap. You know what else I just thought of? I need to say goodbye to soda again...I've been drinking it every single day--do you know how many empty calories that is? Our recycle bag is full of cans...that NEVER happens, which means there's a problem.
My prayer is that for the next 40 days, I am both more reflective and more productive, and more purposeful than I've been in too long to remember. Pray with me? :)
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