Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras and Lent

Today is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Paczki Day, whatever you would like to call it.  Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.  Bf and I were talking yesterday about what I was going to give up for Lent.  Hmm. 

It isn't that it is tough to give something up, but I would rather give back.  I think it is tougher for me to get out there and give back.  I volunteer with a great group, called Chicago Cares.  I usually do one service project a month.  I think I need to step it up a bit during Lent.  Last year, I went to church every Sunday, and one weekday.  I don't like talking about going to church or doing volunteer work, because I don't want to sound pious, or like I am bragging.  Just a personal thing for me.  I feel like going to church more often mellowed me out, and made me less irritable at work.  Win win for everyone around me:) I also did that on deployment.  If I wasn't on watch, I was in the chapel.  Such a great break in a stressful environment.  It allows you to reflect, think, and just be.  I think a lot of people are surprised I go to church because I am sarcastic, and well...a Sailor.  Being in that environment makes me realize I need to be a better person.

Anyone want to volunteer with me?

Thanks to Meghan for inspiring this post:)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! I've done a few projects with Chicago Cares! I loved it! I usually try and do more in the summer when I'm not working!

    I love your Lenten goals:) Best of luck, my dear!


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