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October 25th, 2014
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. — The Emperor in the animated film version of Mulan


Today, if you are facing adversity, find at least one thing in life to be grateful for.

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February 26th, 2013

FAST from getting worked up over small annoyances today.
PRAY a prayer of thankfulness today for all you have in your life.
GIVE a word of thanks to someone in your life.…

February 25th, 2013

FAST from making excuses for not getting a difficult task done.
PRAY for the courage to lean into an uncomfortable situation.
GIVE your support today to someone who is in a tough leadership position.…

February 24th, 2013

FAST from interrupting others today.
PRAY for patience and openness when encountering people.
GIVE each person you meet today a reason to smile, especially if they are having a bad day. Compliments, kudos, gratitude, and harmless humor go a long way.…

February 23rd, 2013

FAST from being impatient today.
PRAY for the poor.
GIVE $10 or more to Busted Halo to help spiritual seekers around the world discover more about God.…

February 22nd, 2013

FAST from your typical diet today and eat only inexpensive, non-meat foods (but fish is okay).
PRAY for farmers who grow our food, and those who sell it and bring it to us.
GIVE — write a letter to your representative with the help of a template from Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger at home and abroad.…

February 21st, 2013

FAST from using Facebook today.
PRAY by reading Isaiah 40:28-31 and reflecting on what these verses say to you.
GIVE a handwritten note to someone who needs encouragement today.…

February 20th, 2013

FAST from watching violent movies or television today.
PRAY for those who have lost loved ones to violence.
GIVE $5 or more to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national bipartisan coalition of mayors working to make America’s communities safer by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands.…

February 19th, 2013

FAST from being disrespectful to anyone you encounter today.
PRAY that every experience today is an opportunity for you to exercise respect, grace, and charity.
GIVE unconditional love and kindness to someone who challenges you today.…

February 18th, 2013

FAST — avoid asking for things you want; depend only on what you’re given.
PRAY today for others’ needs and concerns instead of your own.
GIVE your free time today to help another person with something.…

February 17th, 2013

FAST from one meal today.
PRAY for the suffering of people around the world.
GIVE attention to a global issue of suffering by learning more about it. Listen to Catholic Relief Services’ World Report podcasts or go to another world news source to become informed on global issues.…

February 16th, 2013

FAST from going out tonight and have a night at home with friends or family.
PRAY for people who are homeless.
GIVE by sharing the FAST PRAY GIVE Lenten Calendar with someone — on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail this link: http://bustedhalo.com/fastpraygive.…

February 15th, 2013

FAST from takeout and fast food today — prepare at least one meal with fresh fruits and vegetables. And don’t forget: NO MEAT today (including fry-fry chicky-chick).
PRAY for restaurant workers and take-out delivery people today.
GIVE the money you would have spent eating takeout and fast food to Feeding America or to a local food pantry.…

February 14th, 2013

FAST from your biggest worldly vice today (be it media, internet, alcohol, food, porn, politics, gossip, etc.).
PRAY for humility today.
GIVE others the benefit of the doubt today.…

February 13th, 2013

FAST by eating only one full meal today (other times you eat/snack should be smaller), and remember, no meat!
PRAY that your desires take a backseat to what God desires for you.
GIVE help to anyone you see today who appears to be in need.…

April 7th, 2012

FAST from looking in the mirror today and instead close your eyes and concentrate on all the beauty you have within yourself that you can share with others.
PRAY that you never pass yourself or any other person by without regarding what beautiful creatures we all are capable of being.
GIVE $5 to an organization that works to keep nature beautiful today (e.g., The Nature Conservancy or Greenpeace).…

April 6th, 2012

FAST from one meal today.
PRAY for anyone who puts their life on the line for a cause they believe in — facing violence, prison, and sometimes possible death.
GIVE time to be a witness for a cause you are passionate about. Go to the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s list of issues and action ideas for suggestions.…

April 5th, 2012

FAST from trying to control everything today.
PRAY for the willingness to let the Spirit of God lead your life.
GIVE some of the time you normally would have used trying to figure out how to control things (at least a half hour), to a task that is helpful to others.…

April 4th, 2012

FAST from listening to your radio/MP3 player or reading on your commute.
PRAY — Read the suggestions in these articles, Get Outdoors and Sun Worship, for ideas, then spend time in nature today and focus on the wonders that surround you.
GIVE a gift to Waterkeeper Alliance to help keep our waterways clean and free of pollution.
(You can read about Rachel Carson here.)…

April 3rd, 2012

FAST from complaining about your shortcomings today.
PRAY for courage to face things you are afraid of.
GIVE the supplies to make at least one health/hygiene kit to Church World Service. Kits are distributed in communities that have experienced disaster or conflict.…

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