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Using My Power for Good February 6, 2008

Posted by hollyspinner in Knitting, Life.
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Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  For many years to me Lent was a time of promotion of fish fillet sandwiches at McDonalds, but in the past few years I have begun to take it a bit more seriously.  Traditionally people fast at specific times during lent (like not eating meat on Fridays).  I’ve always tried to amend a bad habit or adopt a healthy one during Lent.  This year I was thinking about what I want to do and two things came up at about the same time.  The first is an quote:

  • Fast from discontent.  Feast on gratitude.
  • Fast from anger. Feast on patience.
  • Fast from worry. Feast on faith.
  • Fast from complaining. Feast on appreciation.
  • Fast from bitterness. Feast on forgiveness.
  • Fast from self-centeredness. Feast on compassion for others.
  • Fast from lethargy. Feast on enthusiasm.
  • Fast from emphasis on differences. Feast on recognizing unity.
  • Fast from unsettling anxiety.  Feast on inner peace.
  • Fast from half-hartedness. Feast on commitment.

The second was this Knit Along.  Helping to knit 4000 hats in the 40 days of Lent. 

So this year for Lent I am giving up knitting for myself and I am going to knit for others. That is using my power for good.

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