Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Twas the Night before Lent

and I'm still wrestling with what I should give up for the next 40 days.

I think I know what it is.
And the fact that it's so hard to do probably means it's the right thing to 'sacrifice'... but still. I didn't 'do' Lent for the first 40 years of my life - what makes me think it's important to do it now?

Sigh.
This is me. Having an inner struggle.
The 'easy' way to prepare for Easter is likely not going to win.

I'm going to add some angst to my life.
Intentionally.

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Are you playing along at home this year?
What're you giving up for Lent?
My Facebook feed was crammed with Lenton links overflowing with  creative ideas on how to prepare for Easter in meaningful ways. Here are two:

40 Ways to Keep Lent Holy
40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent


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Three things I'm thankful for:

1. Dinner with Clint on Monday evening, after a tour of the newly decorated Capitol Media House offices.

First thing I noticed? One of his partner stores his books and videos BY COLOUR just like me.







Also love how they have a movie theme going on. One of his partners collects alot of industry memorabilia:








Just a great space for three video guys. Love that my boy can make a living doing something he's good at. And that he loves to do. 







This is their sign. (Unedited. Taken with my iPhone:)









Same pic, edited with Mextures:



(Just in case you're wondering what the difference was.)


2. Also thankful for long (they kicked us out, finally. We had no idea it had closed part way through our conversation) dinner tonight at Milestones with a friend. So. Much. catching up to do.

3. Thankful for new contacts in my online (not real) life...coincidentally both involving daughters named Lily:
  • Holly started following me on Instagram. Check her "Life and Lily"  blog.
  • Cameron Von St. James sent me the following email:

Eight years ago, my wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer that kills most people within 2 years of diagnosis.  She had just given birth to our daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live.  After a life saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, LungLeavin’ Day was born.  On February 2nd, we celebrated 8 years of Heather being cancer free.
The purpose of LungLeavin’ Day is to encourage others to face their fears!  Each year, we gather around a fire in our backyard with our friends and family, write our biggest fears on a plate and smash them into the fire.  We celebrate for those who are no longer with us, for those who continue to fight, for those who are currently going through a tough time in their life, and most importantly, we celebrate life! 
This year, we asked bloggers to take part and spread the word about LungLeavin’ Day.  We created an interactive page mesothelioma.com/heather/lungleavinday that tells the full story of our special day. Although the day has passed, we hope you will still check it out and share it on your blog.  It would mean so much to Heather and I.

So. Check it out. Lung Leavin' Day.

Shalom,
xo


1 comment:

Cameron Von St James said...

Thanks for helping us spread the word, Jane! Very much appreciated. :) Can't wait to share this with Heather!