There haven’t been any updates on the 40 bags in 40 days challenge in a while. There is a reason for that — maybe not a good reason, but a reason nonetheless. I failed. That’s right, I said it: I failed.
I really thought I could do it–I mean, how hard could it be to fill a grocery bag of unnecessary items around the house each day?! Well, apparently, harder than I thought. I kept forgetting and then doing a bunch of days at once and then I just forgot for so long that it didn’t make sense to try to run crazed around the house just to complete the task. I was just stressing myself out focusing on the task which seemed very counterproductive to the challenge’s purpose.
So I gave myself some grace and put the empty grocery bags back in the pantry–well, the ones that didn’t get used to hold dirty diapers before getting tossed in the garage trash. I know, too much info.
I’m trying not to beat myself up.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. ~Ephesians 2:8-9