By Dave Walker
As you will have read in the Times newspaper I am partaking in the Church of England Love Life Live Lent campaign which involves being a better person on a daily basis. As I was happy to accept the glory of the public announcement of my joining-in I should be willing to be publicly scrutinised as to my success or lack of. So, here goes:
Day 1: Read the story of the good Samaritan
Completed. Well done Dave.
Day 2: Poke a Facebook friend you haven’t seen in a while
Failed. Never got around to it. I’m not a great one for poking as I don’t really know what it means, but my friends remained unpoked. What a fool. This would have been an easy one.
Day 3: Invite your neighbours and friends to a pancake party
Failed. We had a pancake party, but it was mainly my wife and I (along with one of our two cats who was treated to an impressive display of pancake tossing). We don’t have a lot of contact with the neighbours if I’m to be honest and we didn’t get around to inviting friends as the pancake party was an impromptu one.
Day 4: Say sorry to someone
Failed. I didn’t really think about LLLL on Wedensday I’m afraid, so my sins went unconfessed and unforgiven. Sorry.
Day 5: Ask someone in your house about their day
Partial success. I might have completed this one, but only accidentally. I do usually ask my wife about her day and she asks the three of us about our days.
Day 6: Have a TV-free evening and play games instead
Failed. We did watch some TV. Generally quite a lot of games do get played in this household. The cats enjoy games that involve ribbons and small things that move along the ground. Mrs W and I enjoy scrabble.
Day 7: Do a chore for someone
Failed (probably): We are about to go out and I have not done any chores for anyone thus far. You can’t count things you do anyway, like washing up and shopping surely. It could be that an opportunity to undertake a chore will present itself during the evening. We shall see.