I never talk about my faith on my blog (besides the fact that I have a fabulous bible verse in my About Me page), because I want my blogs to be more universal to those whose beliefs differ from mine. But I’m also trying to make my blogs more personal, because what I talk about means so much to me and I want to be able to express it. So here it goes. As you all know today is the official beginning of Lent. It’s a Catholic holiday, though I’m not Catholic (I was baptized Lutheran) I still like to participate. I view this as an opportunity to grow closer with the Lord, and better myself. This year I’m giving up two things: swearing and complaining. I feel by giving up swearing I will become a more effective communicator. I know that I have the ability to articulate my emotions better, so I will. As far as complaining goes, I know that I am extremely blessed and I thank the Lord for that. I know that by giving up complaining I’ll be able to trust in God’s process more, and that will bring me closer with God. It always helps to have someone to help you stay motivated and on track. As far as Lent goes, just stay strong. Trust in the process and know that you are doing something for the Lord . Take this as a new beginning to better yourself! Stay happy.