Thursday, February 23, 2012

Making Room for More

I liked what the priest said at last night's Ash Wednesday Mass. Most of the time, we focus on the negative side of Lent: what we give up. However, we should also focus on the positive: what more can we do, give, share, be.

Lent provides me with an opportunity to renew my commitment to:
  • pray more
  • call home more often
  • write more
  • listen more
  • be more patient
  • sleep earlier
  • wake up earlier
  • spend more time outdoors
  • meet more people
I started the year getting rid of a lot of things: a termite attack quickly led to ruthless spring cleaning. I realized that there is so much stuff that I don't really need. It was a joy to sort, shred, recycle, donate, and dispose. I let go of a lot and it felt so good.

I can give up the non-essential things in life to make room for the More. Here's to a life of Magis.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Journey Begins

It's the season of Lent once again. I take time to pause and ask: What will this 40-day journey bring? How will I be changed come Easter morning?

I don't know just yet but I offer up each step of the way.

My dear friend's poem below says it all.

(Salamat, Djoni! Nabulaga ako.)