One of my non-official Lenten resolutions1 was to clean out my physical surroundings at the same time as I prepared for Easter internally. The results so far are mixed. I do not feel like my apartment is any cleaner; in fact I think it is messier.
But Amazon tells me that I have sold 80 books since the start of Lent, and that is good. I really, really, needed to release my attachment to books. Libraries are great and I do not need to keep extra things around simply because I like them.
1. Tell me that I’m not the only one who has these. You know, the things you want to do (or not do) that you do not commit to because you do not feel like really pushing yourself as hard as possible?
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