Spring is almost here, even though we’ve had snow and extremely cold weather (off and on) the past few weeks. The month of March brings a feeling of light and time for restoration. Daylight savings is just a week away!
There’s Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day, and let’s not forget International Women’s Day on March 8. (Fist bump to us, ladies.) And many of us will begin the Lenten season this week.
Did we mention there’s a New Moon and Full Moon happening this month … and another retrograde, if you’re really paying attention.
So basically, there’s a lot of renewal and time for spiritual awakening in spring. Of course, there are so many things we can give up for Lent, but we’re also thinking of the things we can add. Lent is more than “giving up” something. It’s a great time to make a commitment to being intentional.
Take something on for 40 days: random acts of kindness; phone calls to important people in your life; or any small act of self-care. If we’re honest, there are plenty of things that have kept us from being the person whom we’re really called to be, religiously speaking, or not. Let go of the negative and welcome all good things.
You could commit to participate in something new: doing something creative, meeting your neighbors, volunteering or simply praying (for yourself or others). Plant some flowers, buy some new sheets, spring-clean your house (and sage it for extra energy clearing.)
Author and spiritual teacher Bob Goff says, “We won’t be distracted by comparison if we’re captivated by with purpose.” So true. What’s your purpose friends? What will you be celebrating, adding or letting go of this season? Regardless of what you give up or take on, let’s at least commit to being kind for 40 days. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.