Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bad News

Lent is two weeks away.

If you've been struggling to find something to do as a family, try this.

(An idea I blatantly stole from Simply Catholic, but I did ask for her permission, so I guess it was 'reasearch' instead, eh?)


Adoro said...

Actually, I will probably be doing that. Maybe not 40 bags...I couldn't bag up my entire storage room with that much. But a futon is going, a fan, an old computer, 2 old monitors (they were given to me and were trash THEN!), some books I'll never read again, old clothes I'll never wear again...etc etc etc.

Maybe 20 bags for me.

Anonymous said...

Are you trying to say that it is time for T & S Cleaning to make a trip to Cincinnati again (can't be that bad already)

Love you

Anonymous said...

I have a similar Lent project. I give away 40 things about every other year. That means no trash--it has to be good enough to donate. The advantage of this is that it can be done regularly, while most folks couldn't come up with 40 bags regularly, I hope. By giving away useable stuff, I think it's closer to giving alms than just lightening our load. The nice thing about doing this regularly is that it makes me think about everything as short-term possession. For example, I need to keep my maternity dresses because I'm not done having kids. But after the last one, I WILL give these dresses away-it's a commitment I've made now for the future, so having less becomes a longterm goal.

I agree that lightening our material load can be very psychically freeing, but it can be a pretty selfish motivation, too. Keeping the focus on alms-giving helps keep this a form of fasting, rather than a weight-loss plan, if you know what I mean.

Xena Catolica