Today is "Ash Wednesday." This marks the first day of Lent--the religious observance in imitation of Christ's 40 days in the desert. Christians typically "give something up". It can be alcohol, food, (meat perhaps, or dessert) candy/gum, (big for kids) or a personal habit. (smoking, swearing) If you feel as though you could benefit from some sort of self-denial, I would ask you to consider giving up one specific thing this Lenten season: feeling sorry for yourself.
"...woes, woes, pile up to your nose---cause good enough just isn't good enough."
The world is once again falling deeply in love with you. Lets hope that on this occasion you will accept it's adoration in the spirit in which its given. Lets hope that if the world offers you the moon, the dawn, and the breeze, you won't reject these gifts and say that what you really wanted was a comet, a talking raven, and a pie in the sky. There would be nothing sadder than to see the world suffer another case of unrequited love. ~Rob Brezsny
Come back at Easter and share how it went.