A Crash Course in Love and Life: Day 1

Daily Reflections for the 40 Days of Lent or Any Time of Year

Enjoy the excerpts from my book “A Lent Companion” and ” A Crash Course in Love and Life

Day 1

“Memento Mori.”

Ancient proverb that translates to “Remember You Will Die.”

Throughout the year, we let most days go by without realizing it may be our last. The beginning of Lent is a reminder that life is a fleeting, short span of time. Every day is a gift we often don’t value. We squander and splurge. We take people who love us for granted, overindulge in food and drinks, get upset about small matters, and get lost in trivial affairs.

Lent is a reminder how fortunate we are. 

Once we give things up – Smoking, drinking, cursing, meat, chocolates, shopping – we realize we’re better off without them. Or we learn to appreciate them more. Lent reminds us that we don’t need as much as we think to enjoy life. 


Gratitude consists of counting our blessings. What are your blessings? And how will you show your gratitude to your Creator during the next 40 days? What can you leave behind for forty days?