I have been thinking about this a lot lately and what I should do for Lent. I am notorious for going overboard and failing too soon in am ambitious goals.
So this year I wanted to take a step back and do something truly meaningful and something that will bring me closer to God and to those I love.
Over at the Blessed Is She community the theme for this year is Put on Love. This struck me very deeply and I have been watching their instal-stories where people share ways they put on love everyday.
I realized that there is so much more I can do.
Saint Pope John Paul II said, "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” When I read that quote I knew that this Lent I was going to really focus on taking care of my family and my home. I want to make sure that the relationships we have our being nourished, by me, every day in a myriad of ways.
I have been feeling as though I have been that mean mom lately and I also feel that a lot of things have been let go around the house with illness and busyness. So for the next 40 days, my goal is to make more time for those I love and to work on creating a more loving home for my family.
It will be a conscious effort, not just something I do, but something I strive to do.
I will let you know how it goes over the next few weeks and share with you some of the ways in which I plan to PUT ON LOVE for those around me.