Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.

As I understand it, if you are Catholic and practicing Lent, on Sundays you get a break from your sacrifice.  I have decided that I am not going to do it this way.  On Sundays, Thursdays, Tuesdays and every other day, I am going to continue my devotion to avoiding my vices.  The way I see it, Jesus, hanging on the cross, did not say, “Ok this sucks.  Let me take 10 minutes and then I will come back up here.” If He didn’t get a break, either do I.

It is amazing to go through this Lenten journey alongside other people.  An important woman in my life told me today about what she is adding for Lent.  It was incredible to see her devotion.  No matter how religious you are, adding something to your life or taking something away for 40 days and nights is a great act of self control.  My hope is that it will become a habit.  If you do something for 21 days in a row, it is supposed to become something that you do all of the time, or if you quit something for 21 days in a row you are supposed to get rid of that habit.  While I am positive that on April 5th I will enjoy a popcorn breakfast, a Dorito lunch and nachos for dinner, I am hoping I do use food to handle emotions as much anymore.

I am excited to hopefully have a productive week.  I often get a case of the Mondays very quickly that lasts until the middle of Thursday.  This week is going to be different though.  This week I am focusing on God more than I have in awhile.  I am going to see Him in every aspect of my life and thank Him for His part in it.

*Quote by John F. Kennedy