The Hope of Lent
Give up complaining — focus on Gratitude
Give up pessimism —become an optimist
Give up harsh judgements — think kindly thoughts
Give up worry — Trust Devine Providence
Give up discouragement — be full of hope
Give up bitterness — turn to forgiveness
Give up hatred — return good for evil
Give up negativism — be positive
Give up anger — be more patient
Give up pettiness — become mature
Give up gloom — enjoy the beauty all around you.
Give up jealousy —pray for trust
Give up gossiping — control your tongue
Give up sin — turn to virtue
Give up on giving up — hang in there!
March 25th- Hanging in there
The longer you hang in there, the greater that chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter hard hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success.
It’s almost halfway through Lent so I thought I’d post the Hope of Lent again and do a mental check to see just how I’m doing. I’m doing my best to quit complaining and be more optimistic. The few warmer days and longer hours of daylight have made a big difference in my attitude.
Choosing happiness, focusing on the positive and being kind is a choice. One we each have to make every day.
It’s only a few weeks now until Easter and I’m still learning the lesson of patience. Even though we’ve had some spring like days, we’ve also had some very cold ones… I did see my first robin of the year on Saturday evening though, and felt renewed by that cheerful harbinger of Spring.
I’m not giving up, ever, I keep on keeping on ! Nothing beautiful in life ever comes easy.
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.