Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday


I do not make resolutions at New Years. I start thinking about Lent then...so it's been almost 2 mths I've been pondering what I am going to do this year.

I am focusing on a few areas. Some are to increase my spiritual life. Some are for penance reasons. Some are to gain things and to lose other things. It is a time to reflect and refocus. To see where I can improve and what things I plan on continuining.

This year I have decided to pray more. I want to try different types of prayer.
I have a devotional book to follow.
I want to get a copy of The Way and The Dolorous Passion.

I want to give more to others. My patients at work. It has become work...a job. Not something I enjoy. I want to reconnect with why I chose nursing and incorporate it into my spiritual journey.

I want to slow down life and enjoy the moment.

I need to re-evaluate my wants vs needs. I am planning on not going on Facebook or blogging. It takes up too much of my time and is a want...not a need. I want to take that time and focus on more important things.

I also am giving up chocolate. Need some type of penance!

3 comments:

ukok said...

Great post Jennifer. I think you have really prayed about this, may you have a much blessed Lent!

Tom in Vegas said...

"It is a time to reflect and refocus."

This is the best way to start the Lenten season. I could not have said it better myself:0)

Many blessings upon you and those to you.

Laura said...

I wholeheartedly agree about blogging taking up too much precious time that could be used otherwise, such as prayer time or cooking time, or just plain enjoying the moments time. All the best with your intentions!