My Lenten Promises

Although I don't consider myself a zealot, I am religious. I was raised as a Methodist Christian and while I usually don't bother with Lent, I decided this year would be different. Maybe it's because my life is heading into a brand new direction and I'm scared of what might be in store for me in the future. Maybe it's because I need to get out of this slump I've been having. Or maybe I just need a healthy dose of selflessness - seriously, I think I've been quite selfish these past few years and that needs to change. Whatever the case, I looked at the Lenten season straight in the eyes and said, "Challenge accepted, buddy!"

I used to associate the Lenten season with having to give up something - such a drag. But I thought, Lent doesn't have to mean giving something up; you can take on a task for 40 days instead!So that's when I got to thinking, "You know what? I don't think I appreciate people and what they do for me. I don't think I would have gotten this far in life without all the help that I've gotten along the way but I never really take the time to thank everyone for what they've done for me." Therefore I decided for Lent 2013 I will write one letter per day for 40 days to 40 different people just thanking them for presence in my life and the impact that they've had on me. Maybe this way, I will be less selfish and learn to appreciate people more.

I challenge everyone who reads my blog as well, regardless of whether or not you are Christian, to appreciate people in your life. I think this will be a rewarding experience to all who take the time to go through with it.

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