One new post every five months...sounds about right!
Lent starts tomorrow. It is not something that is a part of my religion (LDS), but I like the concept of having a defined period in which to better myself in some way, either by giving something up (the traditional Lenten sacrifice) or taking on a new virtue.
My friend, Jen, introduced me to the "40 Bags in 40 Days" decluttering program, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow. I certainly have drawers, bookshelves and even rooms in my house that can use some decluttering. My office at work definitely needs some work. What I like about this program is that there are also "non-stuff things" that can be decluttered, like email inboxes and computer desktops.
That got me to thinking about other "non-stuff" areas that I can declutter. I can declutter my mind of negative thoughts. I can declutter my body of fat, excess calories and (maybe) sugar and artificial sweeteners. I can declutter my heart of judgement and grudges. Those things sound like good things to do any time of the year.
I could also do a "40 Days of Personal Progress", which would probably get me to complete Personal Progress. That would be pretty fun!
I am also working on doing at least one kind of physical activity every day for the next 40 days. I'm pretty good at doing something for five or six days in a row, then I blow it. I'll be counting even my short ride or walk to and from work, so that is helpful.
What could you do for Lent, Dear Reader?