Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

– Mark Twain

It’s a nice feeling to look back at something that you accomplished well.  I can think of times when I have reached out to someone, did a kind (anonymous) deed, or tackled a difficult project.  It feels good, not in an arrogant way, but in a way that makes me both proud and humble.  But, as Mr. Twain says, there have been missed opportunities as well.  Opportunities to set sail, to explore, to discover. 

Follow the little birds who migrate or the caterpillar that climbs inside a dark cocoon only to emerge as a butterfly.  Follow a dream.  Maybe it’s a class that you’d like to take, dance, photography, creative writing…  Perhaps it’s a trip to a place you’ve dreamed of visiting, Tuscany or Paris….  Or, it may be a change in yourself, probably the most difficult to accomplish…..

Today, as we continue our Lenten journey, think about giving yourself a ‘lenten gift’.  Don’t miss an opportunity…..set a course and sail…..