Is it okay to say "Happy Ash Wednesday"? It is a day of ashes and sacrifice, yet it is also a day to rejoice. What a gift to be able to offer up our small suffering to Jesus whose great suffering brought us redemption.
Today is the first day of our 40-day challenge. The goal is not only a cleaner and more organized home. It is also spiritual. This is a Lenten journey after all.
Remember to pray as you clean and declutter. Thank God for His many gifts. Ask Him to help you persevere and complete the job.
Also remember to smile. God would love His gift wrapped in your joy not in your grumblings.
Today's plan after attending Ash Wednesday Mass:
Morning: Surface clean the kitchen
Afternoon: The Fly Lady's 27 Fling Boogie (that just sounds soooo fun!)
Let me know how your first day went.