This season has been the best gift to me. It is hard to explain why but I will try-- since I try to share the Why Behind here.
- It has been a time of reflection. Taking stock of my life, discerning where I want to go, who I want on the journey with me and what life experiences to pursue.
- A time of connection. I have experienced dialog with God. I must admit that I don't always heed Him, but He is there and accessible in ways that I was too afraid to explore in the past. By the way He is kind, assuring and it is clear that He accepts me for who I am.
- A time of small sacrifice. I have given up sugar this Lent. I had a sneaky suspicion that I may have a budding addiction there and this exercise proved this to be true. I have lost 12 lbs and still desire/think about sugar about every 15 minutes. Each time I am drawn to it, I remember my commitment and remind myself of my connection to God.
- After 5 years of searching, I have found a church that I am really happy with. ~ The magnitude of this gift I cannot adequately express.
There have been many more gifts. I consider myself truly blessed.