These last few weeks have been difficult with many tests, but Spring Break will be here soon. I hope you are doing well and I know you are looking forward to Spring Break.
There are many plans that have been made which include sun and the beach for many of you.
CoCo Kelly and Snarpy have the most unique plans. They are flying to Ireland next Thursday and CoCo will go to Scotland and Snarpy to France for the first weekend and then return to Dublin to spend the week with their friends who are studying abroad this semester. They will get to see a lot of Ireland and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. That should be a unique experience.
Julie Forte, Meaghan Flynn and Ally Rudd are going to Florida. Julia and Meaghan’s mothers will be joining them so I am confident they will have some good meals while on Break. Julia will be leaving Florida and meeting Megan Crowley for the second weekend.
There are many of you who will be going home for some much needed rest and relaxation. Whatever you are doing, be safe and enjoy yourselves because it has been a long stretch of cold and snow since January.
We are thinking about Spring Break, but we are in the midst of Lent. I was thinking about something to consider changing. This is not a time to give up things, but it is a spiritual journey in which we can reflect on how we approach life. There are times that we can get overburdened with work and the pressure of our self imposed expectations. There is one thing that I am thinking about and that is my attitude towards others. Most of us have a pretty good attitude and there are times when we are not at our best. Have you ever noticed that the people we love the most are the ones that we do not treat very well. It can be to take out our frustrations on them. I know that parents can be hurt when their son or daughter does not respond to their phone calls. We can also shut out our friends by saying we are too busy for them. You can also disconnect from people by not listening to them.
This does not mean you have to drop everything and respond immediately to your parents or friends. You can do a simple thing. Say to someone “this is not a good time and I will get back to you.” This is a way to change your attitude and show your loving self.
I am praying that you continue to grow in wisdom and grace during Lent.