I was eating my dinner of fake-cheese pizza (sounds bad but pretty much tasted like how I remember frozen pizza) and broccoli stir-fried with garlic tonight when I realized I didn't do the so-called "Obligatory Ash Wednesday post." Not that I did one last year--I checked.
I didn't make it to Mass (no obligation, anyway) thanks to my work schedule, but I did notice people with ashes in the library. I'm trying to give up negativity--stop myself before that's the first thing out of my mouth. Other than that, I'm being open to the small sacrifices that are asked of me, every day. It's Lent, and they do come along.
This was a really good, and really humorous, Ash Wednesday post, and not just for people who know what it's all about.