agnestirrito

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Lenten Journey: Reminders

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The days of Lent have passed quickly. So quickly that I didn’t complete what I wanted to do. I see my limitations clearly. Painfully.
I’m more aware of what I need to do, though, and I learn this minute by minute through the people and events along my path.

Do I need help with limiting technology? Yes, I do…and a friend and I made a pact today to substitute a good project for a portion of that time, and to go further by reporting back each day.

Do I need to be less needy of others’
validation/concern/kindness? Yes, I do…and two friends gave me insight into remembering that all people are not put on this earth to be your friend. Some are sent to remind you that distance is good in some situations.

Do I need to organize and downsize?
Yes, I do…and friends keep getting jobs where they need things I have. It’s fun to give things to appreciative people!

There are more reminders. Reminders of the great goodness that people are capable of giving. One of my dearest friends surprised me today with an early 50th birthday dinner.
We sat and visited and know that even on the most joyous occasions, each of us has something going on: the drama of life. But we are reminded that it is our choice to greet life head on. With no fear.
We are reminded to stand straight, speak the scary sentence, ask the unaskable question, walk bravely through the dark.
We are reminded that there are good things on the journey. Good people and good memories to get us through.

I’ll attend Holy Thursday mass tomorrow as a thank you to my mother for giving me the gift of faith, as a thank you to God for His gift of mercy, as a reminder to myself that my faith never left me during these extraordinarily difficult Lenten days.
I’m thankful for the reminder that I am just human, trying to be better a little at a time. It’s good enough today.
Blessings to all.

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Author: agnestirrito

I write. Make art. And in between, I do the best I can. ✌🏼️

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