Make-A-List Monday: My Lenten Resolutions

February 20, 2012 at 9:08 am 3 comments

I’m never very good at keeping New Years Resolutions, but Lenten resolutions are much easier for me because they actually make me feel closer to God.

I am a contributing writer for and I recent wrote a post about First World Problems and gratitude. If you haven’t heard of “First World Problems,” it’s a funny way of saying “I’ve got a great life, but I complain anyway.”

Part of the graphic I created for the Catholic Mothers Online article - Familiar?

With this in mind, these are my Lenten resolutions this year:

  1. Quit complaining.
  2. Quit gossiping.
  3. Be grateful for all my blessings.
  4. Simplify and de-clutter my home and my mind so I can really appreciate what I have

When I have the urge to complain or gossip, I’ll say a silent prayer instead, thanking God for the blessings in my life.

For a more details about my thoughts on gratitude, please read my article at 

What are your resolutions for Lent this year? What do you plan to do to keep them?

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie  |  February 20, 2012 at 9:16 am


  • 2. homophilosophicus  |  February 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    My Lenten sacrifice this Lent is to stop worrying about Middle Class religion; with all it’s ham and hypocrisy about the ‘third word’ (caused by western colonialism and present global capitalism). The poor will always be with us – and more money to the Church is merely more money to Rome. I have decided not to celebrate the Eucharist until the Easter Vigil. In the mean time I will continue to work with the prostitutes, the homeless and the drug addicts in my parish. I wonder how many Middle Class ‘Christians’ will join us this Lent.

  • 3. valorie  |  February 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

    wonderful ideas. thanks. think I will also do the “Simplify and de-clutter my home and my mind so I can really appreciate what I have” one.


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