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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What we give up for what we get.

        As I was sitting with my family last night talking about what we would each be giving up for the Lent I was kind of surprised at the silly little things we find important enough to give up.  My daughter decided she was going to give up T.V. for the next 40 days and my husband decided to give up carbonated drinks.  I really couldn't decide what to give up for Lent right away.  I have been thinking about it since last night and going through my daily activities in my head as well as the my vices.  Could I give up Diet Sunkist, Starbucks, chocolate, maybe even Facebook?  As these ideas scrolled through my mind like movie credits I decided that none of these truly show my appreciation for what God gave up for me, his one and only son.  So as I sit here and write I realize that he forgave all of us and sacrificed his son for our sins so I decided I wasn't going to give anything up.  I decided I was going to more grateful for what I have.  I am going to spend the next 40 days being thankful for the gifts and blessings that God has given me.  I have been blesses with a truly lovely daughter, wonderful thoughtful husband, a new baby girl on the way, wonderful mom's, a cool little brother, beautiful niece's and nephew and a comfortable life. What are you giving up for the next 40 days while you reflect on your blessings?

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