- I love, love, love not being on facebook and twitter. This was part of my Lent commitment, but it has freed up so much time. A month ago, I would have secretly thought it wasn't possible to do without these in my daily routine. In retrospect, I think both of them were overall negative influences on me - becoming more about gossip, popularity, and self-promotion.
- Reading is a daily part of my life again. It is such a satisfying part of my day to hear the pages quietly turning, soaking in someone else's knowledge, following a story from beginning to end. Purposefully reading through the Bible has been softening my heart and reminding me of my first love.
- Practicing creativity is an accomplishment at the end of the day. Rather than frittering my day away looking at other people's achievements on blogs, I've made time to purposefully complete something. For example - I made this bracelet, cooked a double batch of marinara sauce, and worked on cleaning up my flowerbeds for hours (plus, anything outdoors is lovely after such a long winter!)