I am Catholic. Ash Wednesday signifies the beginning of Lent. Lent is generally celebrated by a variety of Christian faiths. Many faithful will fast or giving up something of ‘luxury’ as a form of penitence. I have friends who are giving up chocolate and even one who is giving up facebook.
I’ve always chosen (generally) to ‘ADD’ something to help me remember my faith. I found that giving something up, would make me resent lent, or something of that sort, and I want to always celebrate my faith.
This year I’ve decided to commit to being HAPPY…every day!! This is one of my favourite pictures that really (I feel) shows me at my happiest:
There has been a lot of turmoil in my life in the last year, and though I have survived it, I sometimes end up on a self-pity party. I realize that this never helps, and sometimes makes things worse (temporarily)…so no more. I’m expecting that 40 days of perpetual happiness will create a great habit of happy 🙂
How do you keep from getting down in the dumps? Do you have a sure-fix for keeping things light, and keeping the smile on your face?