Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Positively Mardi Gras

by Mauverneen
     
      Life may not be the party we hoped for but while were here we should dance.  Not sure who to attribute this quote to but it sounds like good advice to me.


      Today is Fat Tuesday, or to make it sound better, Mardi Gras. Almost anything sounds better en fran├žais don’t you think?
      Today is Fat Tuesday, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of 40 days to make up for today’s transgressions and two weeks to St. Paddy’s day - just about enough time to sober up for another round of partying.



      While I’m not condoning excessive drinking, I am condoning putting a little fun and partying into our lives. Lent is a sober time and many people take it seriously; by fasting, giving up things we like for 40 days - sweets, cigarettes, partying - in the hopes it will make us a little bit better as a person because of it. With a little luck and fortitude, it will.
      But let’s not forget to take a little time to party - to dance. Because life should be balanced  in order to live it to the fullest. We need to take time out to appreciate the good times, it’s what gets us through the bad times - knowing there are good times on the horizon. Its called hope.  
 
     So here’s to a full life, and as they say in New Orleans: laissez les bon temps rouler!


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