Forty days ago I gave up something in preparation for my
Lenten journey. Slipping up a couple of
times, but before I could be totally sidetracked, I realized how quickly I
could ignore this sacrifice.
Fortunately, with reflection and prayer, I was able to redirect my
thoughts and stick to promises made.
Replaced with peace of mind, self-control and a chance to make amends, I
continued through these last few weeks with discipline. In doing so, I also reduced a bad habit that
I had allowed myself to engage in.
Today is an important day for me. Not only is it Easter, one of the holiest
days of my Church’s year, it’s also a milestone of making a commitment to
better myself. I got the chance to start
something over, and to do it better this time around. I pray that I continue to find strength to
fulfill the promises I made a few weeks ago and that they have a positive
effect on those closest to me.
Easter. A time of
renewal. A time for joy. A season of new life. A season for growth. May today’s Easter blessings bring you new
life also. May it fill you with courage
and perseverance needed for this journey.
May you too find strength to keep your promises alive. And with every possibility for hope and
healing, may we all find happiness wherever we turn.
Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.