Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday - Don't Wipe It Off!

I don't know what it is about Ash Wednesday but to me it has always been an important day.  Being Catholic, it is strongly encouraged to go to Mass and receive ashes.  I can remember when we were kids, my Mom would check on our "ash status" throughout the day.  We weren't allowed to wipe them off until bedtime.  Some of us would get a little smudge and others would get the Priest who would give you the HUGE cross on your head.  Back in the pew we would all check each other out.  Great memories.  LOL

LENT is important to me - almost like January 1st.  Time to re-evaluate and dedicate myself to 40 days of change, dieting, de-cluttering, etc.  I hope to make great choices from now until Easter Sunday.  I can so do 40 days - much less daunting than 365!  We start Lent here in the Midwest in gloomy, cold weather and by the time Easter arrives, we are well into Spring with tulips, daffodils, and warm temperatures are here!  It is a total makeover for life!  April 24th is not that far away - I am sure the Easter Bunny is getting the eggs ready!

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