For the 40 days of Lent, I want to do something positive. So, everyday, I am going to take a picture of something that I love, appreciate, or am grateful for.
I want to try to be careful with the words that I am using in this blog from here on out. I want to be positive with them. For instance, instead of relating a story about how when we were in church this Sunday, Peace had fallen asleep on the ride there so we just brought her inside sleeping in her carseat. We were there for all of 2 minutes when the priest made an announcement that parishioner Tom is back from Iraq. Tom stands up and everybody in the church starts clapping for him. The clapping wakes up baby Peace, and I am upset because now she will be awake for the rest of church, but she will be kind of fussy because she's tired. So, instead of being happy for this nice soldier who has returned safely from Iraq, all I can think about is how annoyed I am at everybody in the church who clapped for him. And I am annoyed at Tom himself for making them clap. How selfish is that? What the hell is wrong with me? That nice Iraqi soldier, getting the sympathy of everyone in church except for myself.
So... instead of telling a story like that, instead of focusing on all my negative thoughts and about what a selfish person I am, instead of doing that, I could write something like... Berries are nice.
See, that's better, right?
So, anyway, today I am thankful for these ashes on my forehead and my Canon Digital Rebel which are the impetus for this whole experiment.