Even though Jewish people don’t celebrate it, I have always loved the idea of Lent. It’s really quite nice challening yourself to do or not do something for fourty days.
Last year we gave up noise for Lent and I am really grateful for that experiment.
Of course it doesn’t have to be a big change, it could be a change as easy as buying a pair of FitFlops or skipping your morning coffee. This year we thought it might be nice to challenge ourselves to something different.
Instead of giving up something we want to do more.
Our plan is to have at least one adventure every week.
During the cold months it can be difficult to get out, so I am hoping that this will inspire us to do a little more.
Last week our adventure took us to the beach.
It was a wonderful change from our usual daily rhythm.
Emily looked for smooth stones for her collection and chased the waves,
while Arthur loved picking up stones and throwing them at the water.
I truly think that, to be happy, we need to spend time outside daily, connect with each other, with nature and with ourselves.
George will have his operation later this week, so our adventure for this week will be George’s trip to hospital.
I am one worried Mama and I have been making lists and lists of things to take, (George’s favourite monkey Momo, Georgie’s hat, his favourite blanket, snuggly pyjamas…) as well as talking to other parents who have been in similar situations.
Taking a little one to hospital for an operation is quite a scary thought, so I would appreciate any good thoughts, ideas and advice.
Have a lovely day!