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October 21st, 2014
It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. — Marlene Dietrich


Who are the friends in your life that you can depend on no matter what? Give them a call today and let them know how much you appreciate them.

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April 12th, 2012

Consider the little things that happened today. What do you think was the purpose behind them?…

April 10th, 2012

Today, go outside of your comfort zone to talk to someone you either do not know or do not know well.…

April 9th, 2012

Do not let the things you have lost cast a shadow on the priceless things you have gained in their absence.…

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.…

April 2nd, 2012

FAST from small distractions that keep you from thinking big today — e.g., Facebook interruptions.
PRAY that God will help you achieve your goals.
GIVE a list of three personal goals to a good friend and ask them to check in on your progress periodically.…

April 1st, 2012

FAST from drinking or going to bars today (or another unhealthy habit if you don’t drink).
PRAY for patience in your life.
GIVE a high five to the priest or minister at your church today to thank them (or if you miss church, high five someone else to thank them today.)…

March 31st, 2012

FAST from takeout and fast food today — prepare at least one meal with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.
PRAY for the farmworkers who harvest fruits and vegetables.
GIVE the gift of a Fair Trade food item to the next person in your family or circle of friends with a birthday.…

March 30th, 2012

FAST from spending money today.
PRAY the serenity prayer, focusing on the willingness to change the things you can.
GIVE at least $5 to Busted Halo — an organization trying to change young adults’ outlook on faith and the Catholic Church.…

March 29th, 2012

FAST from judging others based on their religion (or lack of religion.)
PRAY for fellow Americans and other children of God that you might not typically pray for.
GIVE give $5 or more to Appalachia Service Project, an organization that builds and repairs houses for the less fortunate.…

March 28th, 2012

FAST from following your usual routine in how you dress today — do something unexpected and playful with your outfit.
PRAY to see others’ eccentricity lovingly and nonjudgementally.
GIVE or, set aside to give, clothing to a shelter or thrift shop.
(And check out these Busted Halo articles about Lady Gaga: Gaga and Judas and why the Gaga haters hate her; and God in Gaga.)…

March 27th, 2012

FAST today from repeating mistakes you’ve made in the past.
PRAY honestly confess your sins to God. If you’re Catholic, be sure to go to Reconciliation this week.
GIVE forgiveness to someone who has hurt you in the past.…

March 26th, 2012

FAST from praying out of personal need today.
PRAY by reading your favorite Gospel passage today and reflecting on what God is saying to you through this passage.
GIVE a donation to the Biblica Bible fund which sends bibles and scriptures to the U.S. military or give an extra Bible to someone.…

March 25th, 2012

FAST from treating sports as an object of worship (and if you’re not into sports choose something else you may be worshipping: technology, TV, food, etc.)
PRAY for guidance from God and strength to help yourself.
GIVE a pep talk to someone who needs cheering on.…

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