Today is the first day of the Lent and is also called Ash Wednesday. When I was growing up, we went to church and had a little cross from ashes put on our foreheads. We often gave up something for the entire season of Lent until Easter.
As an adult and a Christian, I now look at this time a bit differently. Today is a time to think about how I want to prepare myself for Easter. The world we live in is so busy and moves so quickly, the days can slip by and I am often standing there wondering what happened to the day? So instead of giving up something (there's nothing wrong with that either), I am going to really work on having a devotional time every morning. It's a good and positive way to begin each day. Life it short~enjoy each day you are given and try to make the most of it.
To those of you who share my faith, I hope you take some time today to think this over.