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.


Blogger Mia said...

Love this, Nikki! But I have to tell you this: at Ash Wednesday Mass this year, the priest said: "It's not what you give up, it's how you reach out." I've also been thinking about this a lot lately!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Mia said...

PS: The concept of Magis is something that has stuck with me too...

1:19 PM  
Blogger CloudWoman said...

Hi Mia! I *love* that. I know I need to reach out more too.Thank you for visiting my prayer blog!

9:13 PM  

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