Group hug, beautiful souls

Yup, it’s that time of year again, folks. And despite my best efforts, I’ve been getting that feeling that giving up David for Lent was the right thing for me to do this year. (Yes, I am nuts, fully aware, lol.) It actually started on Wed. but I pre-programmed this to go up now, in case you were wondering. (sheesh, I sound like David, lol)

What is Lent all about?

To me, it’s like when you had plans to go to a lavish dinner dance on a yacht in the Caribbean, all expenses paid, but at the last minute you find out your mom is deathly ill with the flu and she’d never ask you to change your plans but you love her, hey, she’s your mom, so you cancel your plans, change out of your fancy ball gown, whip up chicken soup, go over and nurse her back to health.

Unfortunately in the case of Lent, it takes 40 days and 40 nights for her to get back on her feet. So, sure, there’s sacrifice involved, but it comes from a place of love. And even though you weren’t expecting anything in return, you get rewards you never expected. She tells you funny stories about her childhood. You rediscover your love of Scrabble. You get a beautiful, warm feeling inside that only true, unconditional love can bring.

That, to me, is what Lent’s all about.

Be well my wonderful friends, love and peace to each one of you. (And please be forgiving of the random, sketchy posts that I’ve programmed to pop up.)

I will leave you with this:

InstaLove from RootsTech:

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#davidarchuleta #lovehim #rootstech2015

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This will stay in my head for some time… not much I can do about that. 🙂

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7 Responses to Group hug, beautiful souls

  1. peppertara says:

    Aw, love your “What is Lent all about?” TOfan. I know you are not reading the comments right now but for a “random sketchy post” this is pretty wonderful!! Thanks for programming these while you are “away” during Lent. Peace and love to you too!
    #greatphotos #greatpost #terrificwriter #thanksaton

  2. missbianca says:

    I already miss you! May you have just the Lent you need. Also hugs.

  3. oliveoil says:

    A 40 day David break is truly a sacrifice. haha Seriously, don’t know if I could do that. God bless !!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing your lent analogy!! Makes so much sense!
    And the RootsTech joy…. So lovely!
    Thanks TOfan… I eagerly await what ever pops up here…. (((((hugs)))) all around❤️

  5. refnaf says:

    That was me^^^

  6. Abrra says:

    Sharing some love here. 🙂

    I loved the acoustic sound of David singing in the video from the devotional. I put the 2 songs in the Candy Jar as MP3 files.


  7. peppertara says:

    Thanks Abrra….love the acoustic sound of David in the video too!

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