40-Day Lent Challenge: Days 20-27

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On Ash Wednesday, I outlined my goals for Lent. Here’s how I fared on Days 20-27……

Counting My Blessings – Five Things for Which I Am Thankful (listed in no particular order & without explanation):

  • Day 20
    • The mild winter we’ve had.
    • Weather forecasts, especially via smartphone app!
    • Vaccinations
    • Freezers
    • Dishwashers
  • Day 21
    • Newspapers
    • Nail Polish
    • Bricks
    • Vitamins
    • Public Transportation
  • Day 22
    • Tums
    • Acetaminophen
    • Elastic Pony Tail Bands, especially the ones without metal clasps!!
    • Wide-toothed combs
    • Dentists
  • Day 23
    • Insurance, most kinds
    • Vacations
    • Sunscreen
    • The Bible
    • Public Parks
  • Day 24
    • Freeways
    • Fuel Alternatives
    • The United States Military
    • Blog Hosting, especially when it’s free!
    • Cotton
  • Day 25
    • Children’s toys, movies, etc. using more diverse races & more realistic body shapes
    • Lasers
    • Pets, especially dogs (even though I’m allergic)
    • Friends, the sitcom.  And the series box set.  One of my most prized possessions.  Has provided me with countless laughs.
    • Recipe Web sites
  • Day 26
    • The Internet
    • History Books, Museums, etc.
    • Editors
    • Increased tolerance for and acceptance of multiracial children/people
    • Epidurals
  • Day 27
    • Mechanically Inclined People
    • Caregivers, Aides
    • The Ability to Hear
    • Able Hands & An Able Body
    • Chicago Radio Stations.  I know I said on another day that I am thankful for free radio.  But after spending two years in Indianapolis, I am specifically grateful for good radio stations.  Indianapolis, you have quite a way left to go.

Fasting Research of the Day: 

Nonprofit/Charity of the Day:

Swear Jar Contribution: 

  • Day 20 – $0.00
  • Day 21 – $0.00
  • Day 22 – $0.25
  • Day 23 – $0.25
  • Day 24 – $1.50
  • Day 25 – $0.75
  • Day 26 – $0.50
  • Day 27 – $0.00

Stockpile Item to Donate:  

  • Day 20 – Pepto Bismol Max Strength, 12 oz.
  • Day 21 – Zarbee’s All-Natural Children’s Cough Syrup, 4 oz.
  • Day 22 – Barilla Medium Shells, 1 lb.
  • Day 23 – Barilla Farfalle, 1 lb.
  • Day 24 – Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, (2) 10 3/4 oz. cans
  • Day 25 – Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, 18 oz.
  • Day 26 – Campbell’s Spaghettios, (2) 15 oz. cans
  • Day 27 – Bush’s Best Boston Recipe Baked Beans, 28 oz. can

If anyone else is doing something special for Lent and could use some encouragement, please feel free to leave a comment about it!

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