Writing letters of Thanks during Lent

Writing letters of thanks during Lent is today’s Ash Wednesday blog post.   Usually I think of giving up something during Lent and this year I’m taking the approach of giving – writing letters of Thanks during Lent – one for each day of Lent.   One dear friend inspired me one year to give up peanut M&M’s!

Writing Letters of Thanks during Lent

It was nice to see my idea is not an original one but has been tried out and enjoyed by others during the past few years.

From Lenten Letters on This Ash Wednesday  “This year I am going to continue to give instead of give up.  During Lent I will send 40 letters to 40 different people who I want to tell that I love them.  Some years I have gone the homemade card route but this year my time is limited for card making other than my Hospice cards and I don’t want this to be a stressful exercise.  Instead I want to honor some of the people in my life who might not realize how much they mean to me.”

From 40 Letters in 40 Days…for Lent  “One year for Lent I wrote a letter each day. I made a list of 40 people who have touched my life in one way or another. Each day of Lent, I wrote a person on the list a letter of thanks for how they touched my life and I prayed for that person on that day….it was a WONDERFUL experience!!!” – Patty

With today being Ash Wednesday it marks the first day of the Lenten season for approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday.  Here’s to wishing us a peaceful Lenten journey.  

 Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today — 

Lenten Letters on This Ash Wednesday February 18, 2015

40 Letters in 40 Days…for Lent (by Tammy Bolt Werthem)



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