Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I'm not giving up- I'm giving MORE

Hello everyone! 

As you may or may not know, today is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of lent in Catholicism. Lent is basically a religious observance that lasts 40 days. Most people tend to fast or give up certain luxuries. The "giving up" reminds us of the sacrifices that Jesus made for us. In any case, last year I gave up adult beverages for 40 days.

This year however, I am not going to give up anything, instead, I am going to add something. After careful thought I have decided that I am going to volunteer my services to charitable organizations during this 40 day period. I will try my hardest to volunteer at least once a week.

I think that, we as humans, tend to forget the real purpose of life which is to love and help others. We are naturally self-serving beings and so we focus mostly on ourselves without thinking of others. I would like to humble myself a bit and give back as much as I can. It's a reality check that I need every now and then.

I thought about giving up running, but I haven't quite reached that level of humility yet- I NEED RUNNING IN MY LIFE! Anyway, I invite you to follow me throughout these 40 days as I will post all the volunteering I will be doing.

Have you ever given up something that was meaningful to you?

I am grateful for celebrating 
my dad's 65th birthday yesterday. I'm happy
that he's alive and well!
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