Lent is the forty days leading up to Easter, the day we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. For hundreds of years it has been observed as a time of repentance. Many Catholics and others will go to mass and ashes will be placed on their forehead. They will repeat these words:
“Remember, you are dust, and to dust you shall return, repent and believe in the gospel. This is the beginning of Lent.”
Lent is a perfect time to give up negativity. You can read more about what I learned about Lent in 2014 here.
On February 10 this year, I will begin Steve Backlund’s Negativity Fast/Positivity Feast.
To join me simply:
Decide to give up negative thoughts.
We can start by becoming aware of how we are feeling. If we are feeling bad, mad, discouraged, depressed or hopeless, chances are negative thoughts have been swirling around in or just below our consciousness.
Our mission is to capture these thoughts. Shine the light on them, recognizing them for what they are: They are deterrents to our happiness and roadblocks to what God has planned for us.
Becoming aware and being willing to admit that we sometimes take negative thoughts is a good beginning. As we become aware of the thoughts we have been thinking, we will learn, as God helps us, to replace those negative thoughts with positive beliefs. Our lives will change for the better.
Our thoughts are the bricks by which our beliefs are built. Our beliefs are the foundation on which our whole life stands.
Change your thoughts, and you change your life.
Begin today and let me know how it’s going for you. We’re in this together. We can do it.
Go directly to Igniting Hope Ministries to register if you want to join with Steve and receive his materials. Registration is free.
Have a great day!
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