I wasn’t inspired earlier– but karaoke cleared that up.
Tonight I sang one of my favorite ’90s classics, “One of Us,” by Joan Osborne.
What a perfect song for Easter, a holiday proclaiming the glory of Jesus.
I don’t have a lot of Biblical knowledge or Theological insight.
But I can say that today, I was overcome with a feeling of peace– and things turned out better than I anticipated.
I went to Mass, worked, and spent time with my family. I had been harsh on myself, because I hadn’t upheld my Lenten promise. Not even close. After last year’s , I wasn’t sure how I could match it with something equally important and challenging: so I set a difficult goal– feeling hopeful.
I wanted to write 40 notes. And that is a big deal, because my “notes” are usually several pages long– and never end up sent.
I told myself I’d be forced to write quick ones, and it would be a mindful way to express my gratitude and affection to those receiving them.
Three weeks ago, I wrote four and never mailed them.
The other 36, I never managed. I wanted them to be “old-fashioned,” snail mail. Or at least e-mail!
The old me would have insisted that I finish the task– but instead, I’m going to forgive myself and let it go.
Jesus would. He did.
I will at least mail the ones I already wrote. And the other 36 notes will happen as they are meant– at the right time.
I’m grateful for a blessed Easter, and the gift of this blog.