Today has always been a special day – it’s the only day of the year I have always cooked. My illness prevents me from cooking most of the time, so it’s an event I look forward to. I make amazing pancakes- ask anyone who has eaten them – and I guess that makes me an excellent tosser.
As an aside, the moveable feast doesn’t coincide with Valentine’s Day until the year 2040. That seems like a long time to wait for breakfast in bed.
It is also the day I make a very conscious effort to change bad habits. The ‘giving up’ aspect of Lent. Last year, I gave up ‘sorry’. It caused lots of migraines as I rewrote the pathways in my brain, but now I no longer say sorry as a means of saying hello.
This year, I’m giving up ‘should’ ‘ought’ and ‘must’ – the guilty obligation traps. I’m making them positive choices with ‘could’.
How do your pancakes turn out?
What are you doing for Lent?