photo by Livia Meneghin

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Indulgences

Indulgences

Today I allowed myself the gift of indulgence.

Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be changing my normal routine in order to seek God in a new way, joining my church as we endeavor toward transformation. It's a two week venture (kind of like a spiritual retreat, but without going anywhere), and it involves the disciplines of prayer and fasting, and it's frankly something I'm not familiar with. Thus, it will require a lot of change, and sacrifice, and for someone who loves her daily routines (and coffee!), it's going to be a challenge.

But I'm excited for it.

However, since today was the last hoorah, my "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras, if you will, I fervently enjoyed every minute of it.

a tiny little bunny!

a tiny little bunny!

  • Coffee and hot chocolate [specifically, 'Drunken Raspberry Hot Chocolate,' which I wrote about more than once]
  • Spin and Body Pump and Yoga
  • Dancing in my apartment to Greek music
  • Quality conversations with a new friend
  • Finding a bunny in the snow
  • Wearing fleece all day
  • Figuring out how to make a new page
  • Posting on all of my social media outlets
  • Watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother 

It was the perfect Saturday of doing nothing while doing a lot of things.

Most of all, I feel ready for tomorrow and whatever the next two weeks will bring. Indulgence to sacrifice. Selfishness to generosity. Inward to upward. 

For everything there is a season.

Let this be a season, and a year, of great and powerful transformation.

Snapchat in Fleece

Snapchat in Fleece

Snow White

Snow White

Stillness

Stillness