Well, we did it.
Today marks the end of our 21 day “fast” from alcohol. Twenty one days ago our pastor challenged the church to consider a 21 day focused commitment and period of prayer for our country. My husband and I were game, but struggled to think of something we could carve out of our already pretty boring lives. We gave up on most meat a long time ago and gave up on most sugar when my husband’s recent blood test sparked concern..and then of course there’s #Covidlife..
For real, I mean what’s left to give up in 2020? 🙄
It was so funny as we sat there that evening thinking and thinking and thinking about what we could do and I finally said “what about giving up alcohol?” We were both like “YEAH!!! GREAT IDEA!!” and then “Ohh..hmmm..I dunno..yikes..”
It’s not that we’re big drinkers, but my man sure enjoys a cold beer every so often and I definitely love a good old fashioned with a slice of orange and a big round ice cube..so I’m here to tell you, this wasn’t easy.
But I guess that’s the point, right?
It’s easy to do easy things..and it’s hard to do hard stuff. Meaningful personal sacrifice is tough, but it’s also a clarifying opportunity to re-introduce yourself to your backbone and reacquaint yourself with your core beliefs.