Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I don't usually talk religion, but today I'm making an exception. Today is Ash Wednesday. I was reading an article titled The Ash Wednesday Diet. I started reading it and realized I kept nodding my head in agreement, I think that it sums up what I should be doing for the next 40 days. Thinking, repenting and leading by example.
There are 10 steps for his "diet", but these are the ones that resonant what I want to accomplish during this season of Lent.
1. Focus on loving God and all his greatness, instead of celebrities, action figures, “real” housewives or even world leaders that think they know best.
2. Be careful of wolves in sheep’s clothing, like politicians, promising you something but taking your liberties away.
3. Set up standards of morality at home. Enough with the casual cursing. Teach kids some etiquette and manners, and use yourself as an example.
4. Spend time with your family, telling stories, and listening to those around you. Because someday you will wish you had.
6. Remember that violence begets violence. Young people are overwhelmed with graphic simulations of violence in video games and on the Internet. Cut it out of your life.
7. Be with the person you want, and respect your commitment.
10. Finally, stop thinking about how other people see you – but rather, think about how you see yourself. Love yourself for who you are – not for what a commercial or a magazine cover tells you you should be.
I especially like number 10, just be me. Be confident in who I am and what I want to be rather then being someone that I think other people want me to be.
Jesus was in the desert for 40 days of temptation, right now for me, social media - mostly Facebook, has been consuming too much of my time. I feel that I can be more productive and reflect more about who I am and concentrate more on my family and being a good wife, mother and friend.
And no post would be complete without some pictures. Love family selfies, apparently we like holding our kids upside down.