14th February

stickywicket Member Posts: 27,686

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day again. My friend Val’s birthday, The day my Mum died (“Grandad came to fetch her” said my romantic son though I doubt either Mum or Dad, with over 60 years of happy, loving marriage together, would have registered Valentine’s Day). Also, this year, Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. I found this on the net. You don’t have to be a Christian to find them amusing but useful so I pass them on.

Some suggestions on what to give up for Lent

Give up complaining: focus on gratitude.

Give up pessimism: become an optimist.

Give up harsh judgments: think kindly thoughts.

Give up worry: trust Divine Providence.

Give up discouragement: be full of hope.

Give up bitterness: turn to forgiveness.

Give up hatred: return good for evil.

Give up negativism: be positive.

Give up anger: be more patient.

Give up pettiness: become mature.

Give up gloom: enjoy the beauty that is all around you.

Give up jealousy: pray for trust.

Give up gossiping: control your tongue.

Give up sin: turn to virtue.

Give up giving up: hang in there!

Me? I think I’ll focus on ‘Give up pettiness: become mature.’ It’s about time I became mature!

If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
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