Happy Wednesday loves,
So what is everyone giving up or taking up for lent?! It starts today!... this is always such a tough one for me... I have so much I love that I could give up.. but I really want to challenge myself.. and give up sweets.. yes sweets. If you know me you know my candy, cheesecake, sweets addiction is on another level. Therefore this is going to be a tough 40 days... but I will feel so proud of myself after & probably be a lot healthier! The first few days I am most likely just going to be cranky.. since I literally can eat sweets & sugar all day long! For taking up I am taking up a half hour or meditation/reflection/yoga a day. I think it is a perfect way to work on centering myself when everything gets so hectic and chaotic during the week! Everyone needs to take time to love themselves & give their bodies the time to relax and just think about what is really important in life.
Today I was actually reminded when I was washing my hands .. and all of a sudden I thought, I do not realize that some people still go without running water.. something I take for granted everyday. Just the little things that we (or I ) have become so used to in our daily routines and busy lives that we think it is the normal for everyone.. and sadly it is not the case! So I want to take these 40 days to really appreciate all the little things in our lives that we have that are so BIG when they are lacking in the lives of others.