Thursday, March 10, 2011

40 days

I celebrate lent in this non-religious, just about Jesus kind of way that I make up on my own every year. Which is very un-catholic of me. I was raised catholic and it is where I go to church-when I go-I don't really believe that lent or Easter is about what religion you are, I believe it is about Jesus. And about how he can renew us, and forgive us, and loves us despite our defects or sins, or whatever you want to call it when we screw up.

For 40 days I have decided to eat consciously. Basically to pay attention to what I put in my body. And to pray and meditate on my knees everyday. Which I should totally be doing anyway, but perfect I am not.


  1. Good for you Em - sounds like a wonderful plan!

    I have decided to merely re-dedicate myself to not drinking and being a good, sober person for lent.

    I also wanted to share something I received today via e-mail. Most of you know that the definition of insanity is a key thing I repeat to myself often in my recovery and it means a lot too me. But what I got today was a bit different, but I liked it as well.

    Insanity isn’t doing the same thing over and over again, that’s stupidity; insanity is knowing the answer and not applying it in our lives.

    Don't get me wrong....I still like the original definition of insanity that has helped me in recovery for some time, but I like this new saying too....just thought I'd share and see how everyone out there is doin today - hopefully everyone is happy & well!

  2. Hi Emily & others,

    This morning I already woke up with a feeling of wanting to rebalance on a deeper spiritual level.

    What a wonderful 40 days they are going to be: Health food, no smoking, no drinking, no drugs and taking time to meditate.
    The only thing that could be a problem for me is taking time to meditate.
    I always say that while I am running (always alone, without a headset and in the park) I am meditating.

    A happy sober 24h!

  3. I gave up drinking for Lent for many reasons,most of which I am stupid when I drink and my family hates it too ! So far so good but I am wondering why my non- Catholic husband just put a bottle of wine in front of me !? Is it a test? He knows how I struggle with drinking.