I think it's a fantastic idea for those who have stick-to-it-tiveness, which as you know, I don't. I also believe that clearing your home of clutter is a pathway to peace -- at least that's what I try to tell the people I live with.
I think I am going to try this, in my own inconsistent way. It may not happen 40 times during Lent, and you know I wouldn't be able to stick to a cool chart, but I think I have a plan.
In my work, I visit Provisions food pantry and Anchor House Shelter at least once a week. It really wouldn't be any big deal to take a bag of groceries with me each time I go.
My friends at Knit Night love sharing yarn -- taking a plastic sack of yarn with me each time we meet during Lent will significantly reduce my yarn inventory. (In the past, I had a bad habit of buying yarn without a specific project in mind, just because it was pretty or on sale. I've gotten much better about this, but still have
I have some books to put in a bag and take to the Friends of the Library book sale.
I have a stack of Country Living and Martha magazines I could take to the Lutheran Home.
I could take a bag of cookies to my neighbors.
I should take a bag of coins (collected from the bottom of my purse and the floor of my car) to church to put in the Change Haiti collection.
And of course, if forced, I could clean something and take a bag of stuff to Goodwill.
A bagful of Peace.