Yesterday I had the happy realization that I did not know where to find my heating pad. It was my almost-constant companion for months. But now I have not used it for 3 weeks! I did not realize this until I wanted it yesterday. Normally it would be by the bed, or computer chair, or kitchen table, or anywhere I am.
I ended up finding it in its rightful storage space: the closet. This is the first time it has stayed in the closet for long enough for me to forget exactly where it is! I am so very thankful.
This sort of thing makes it very easy for me to not weigh myself on Sundays during Lent. It is certainly allowed1 but it just does not fit. Enjoying sweets or taking a break from early rising or some such thing seems fitting for celebrating Sunday. But stopping to focus on numbers on a scale? I don’t think so. For me it is far more valuable to use Sundays as a chance to give thanks for walking 3 miles without pain, and “losing” my heating pad.
1. Sundays are not penitential since they are the day we celebrate the Resurrection. So Lent is really a Monday-Saturday thing for 6ish weeks.
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