An update on my Lenten promise. OK, I was kinda bad…I didn’t stick to having only one alcoholic drink a day, but I did stick to not having any chocolate/cookies/ice-cream/dessert-type stuff. That’s pretty good. I also did go to Church every Sunday during Lent which is a record for me. But more importantly, I developed a closer relationship with God, praying more consistently and simply talking to him about what’s going on in my life.
I’ve been tormented by my single situation–as you can read from my blog, but I’m just now starting to be at peace with myself. I’m trying to learn to stop criticizing and finding fault, to stop wishing and hoping…..to just accept and be and live…..and find the beauty in that. I credit the book Zen and the Art of Falling in Love by Brenda Shoshanna which was recommended to me by a friend. It completely changed my outlook on life and love just like Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now helped me through a period of depression when someone left me very abruptly with no explanation.
So I think this was a good Lent. I’ve learned a lot about myself and my relationship with God. Now it’s time to celebrate. Chocolate chip cookies…here I come.