Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Lent jewelry

I have never observed the Lenten season before but have decided to do so this year. I have been feeling entirely too sorry for myself lately. It is miserable, and more importantly, it is distracting. I'm sure I have missed many opportunities to do something for another. I've been so blinded by self pity, I can't see anyone else.
So, for Lent this year, I'm adding some jewelry and giving up some self pity. I have several beaded bracelets made by women in Mali. The women sell them for 2 cents a piece. They are worth far more to me, though, as they offer some much needed perspective. I see them on my wrist and remember how incredibly lucky I am.
For the next 40 days, less complaining, more looking out for those who aren't so lucky.

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