Monday, March 18, 2013

Cures for the Blues

Waiting for spring to arrive? Having a long Lent? Feeling tense about Holy Week? Here are some sure cures for the blues. Choose your favorite one or two.
  1.  Spend an hour and a half, solid, no interruptions, on instrumental or vocal practice. 
  2. Make a strategic plan, including a to-do list, for the completion of a long-dreamed-of project.
  3. Buy some Easter cards for the choir and handwrite a note of appreciation to each person.
  4. Sit down and read the Gospel for 15 minutes.
  5. Buy an Easter basket or treat for someone in your parish who is lonely or poor.
  6. Go for a run. 
  7. Throw a football for 20 minutes with a nine year old.
  8. Sing through the Victimae Paschali Laudes. Optional followup: Lauda, Sion, Salvatorem.
  9. Recite a Psalm by heart.
  10. Register for Colloquium.