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Acts of Kindness

Lent starts next Wednesday.  Many people make lenten promises during this time (many of my non-religious friends do too!).  Maybe it's because 40 days seems doable?  
I'm not sure what I'm going to do this year.

I know I'll be vegan on Fridays (since I never eat meat...).  Since I decided on this part about 5 years ago it's gotten easier and easier to manager.  I remember the first year I was reading so many labels and asking lots of questions... 'does this have eggs?', etc.
It's pretty easy at this point.

Last year I tried to do an act of kindness everyday.  I was almost completely successful, although I'm sure I missed a few days.
I was inspired by this amazing lady.  She did it for a year!  A year!  
That's hard!  I know she even ran into some bumps along the way, but I think it's inspirational to do as much as she did.

I try to believe in karma and when you put positive vibes out in the world, they come back to you in some shape or form.  Even my yoga instructor Sunday brought this up (maybe that's why I'm thinking of it again).  But when you're not seeing it.  It's hard.  

How do you keep giving, giving, giving and putting out good vibes and feeling like you're getting nothing back?

"You have got to give,
Taking is too easy,
but that's the way it is."  -Spice Girls

But it's also hard to give all the time and not get anything back.  It takes a strong person to do that.

With all that said (basically talking in circles) I think I will try to do good deeds this lent, but I'm not going to say everyday.

And with all that talk... happy Mardi Gras!

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