– Clara Mapley (DRS)

Remember the concept of not only giving up during Lent, but taking up.
What can we take up that will improve our lives and the lives of others this Lent?

A Lenten Reflection

Give up complaining – focus on gratitude
Give up pessimism – become an optimist
Give up harsh judgements – think kindly thoughts
Give up worry – trust Divine Providence
Give up discouragement – be full of hope
Give up bitterness – turn to forgiveness
Give up hatred – return good for evil
Give up negativism – be positive
Give up anger – be more patient
Give up pettiness – become mature
Give up gloom – enjoy the beauty that is all around you
Give up jealousy – pray for trust
Give up gossiping – control your tongue
Give up sin – turn to virtue
Give up giving up – hang in there!