Lent has begun! It’s a season of introspection and action, forty days worth. What can I “put down” in order to have the time and energy to “pick up” something new? What action can I take that helps me to remember how and why I’m actually on a path, that tightrope walk? I have a big list this year!
I’m busy, I’m well, I’m happy. And when “that” happens I have a tendency to just plow through, enjoying the bounty. Of course, that usually means I teeter on the rope or eventually fall and need to climb back up. So this year I’m taking my own advice and am going to stop and Take A Balance Break©…several times a day. I’ve got my small group and we’re doing a study on the Beatitudes. (BTW, I usually get stuck on the blessed “meek”…). I met some old friends for Ash Wednesday. Each day I’ve reconnected with someone I haven’t seen in a while. I’m getting up 15 minutes earlier to post a FB message and a song…a project that began as a friend’s request for the music that inspires me.
So in order to play catch-up, here are the first few days. I hope you will take a few moments each day to do something kind for yourself. Take a break from the day and…balance!
1/40 Take five minutes to BREATHE.
2/40 Make your day HAPPY.
3/40 Remember that GRACE falls down. If you fall, get back up and try again!
4/40 While on your path, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE.