Hey there! How many of you are doing the March Calendar Challenge? If you are not, or were not aware of, have a look at the calendar and maybe choose a few things to do anyway. Although I am participating in the challenge, I am also in the midst of my Lenten challenge for this year, and that started February 13, so at the moment I have more that I would like to share about that.
Normally for Lent, I choose something to help me grow. Some years that has been giving up chocolate, or the computer for enjoyment purposes, or my television shows. Some year it has been a focus on prayer or devotion. Certainly, I have developed from these 40 days of commitment. However, this year I felt I needed to focus my energy in a different direction. I have chosen to spend the season living generously. This meant writing a thank you note to the teacher that inspired my decision to go into education (I had not spoken to him in many years), purchasing a coffee for the person behind me, or giving up something important to me. It also has come to have a global focus in addition to a local impact, meaning challenging me to make informed decisions about where I am donating (my money, time, and prayer support) and checking my clothing labels and brands to then find out if I am dressing in a socially responsible way.
It has been such a beneficial experience so far. I find it challenging, exciting, and a great learning experience. Regardless of if you participate in Lent or not, maybe consider a revolutionary challenge to increase the generosity in your life! You won’t be disappointed.
I am using my own schedule and challenges that I find necessary, as well as 40acts! Check them out.
Have a great week!