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Seven Deadly Sins Challenge December 8, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness.

Andi has been working her way through the Seven Deadly Sins.  She’s covered Vanity and Envy and is about to tackle Lust.

Will she be able to wrestle it into submission? 

Debra posted the Buddha’s perspective on Envy this morning over on Dragonfly Road:

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. ~ The Buddha

Lyndatjie discussed Cinderella’s wicked stepmother and Envy on her blog today in an amusing post, Fairy Tales Can Cause Brain Damage.

Linda pulled all this discussion of sin together when she shared the Seven Deadly Sins Challenge on her blog,  BooksPhotographsAndArtwork, this morning.

Here’s the Challenge:

Each day take one of the Seven Deadly Sins and create a list that relates to you:

Day 1 ~ Vanity:  Seven great things about yourself.
Day 2 ~ Gluttony:  Seven guilty pleasures.
Day 3 ~ Avarice (Greed):  Seven worldly material desires.
Day 4 ~ Sloth:  Seven things you neglect to do.
Day 5 ~ Envy:  Seven things you lack and covet.
Day 6 ~ Wrath:  Seven things that piss you off.
Day 7 ~ Lust:  Seven love secrets

Whether we keep our lists secret, or share them with others, completing the Seven Deadly Sin Challenge encourages us to be mindful and aware of who we are and whether we are becoming who we want to be.

Oh . . . Me?

I’m delighted that Happiness is not one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Quote: Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~ C.S. Lewis

Related posts:  Robin Hood & The Green Eyed Monster * King John’s Not-So-Hidden Motivations


1. andalibmarks - December 8, 2010

Thanks for the pingback Nancy!!

Hmm, sounds very interesting this Seven Deadly Sin Challenge!!!

‘Lust’ is coming up SOON!!!


nrhatch - December 8, 2010

Yay! Can’t wait to see how you handle the topic of Lust.

If anyone can do it justice, it’s you. 😉

2. Booksphotographsandartwork - December 8, 2010

I wasn’t going near lust.

nrhatch - December 8, 2010

You might want to read Andi’s when she posts it. She’s discussing the concepts generally and I expect will address Lust with vigor. 🙂

3. jannatwrites - December 8, 2010

I might do this for fun, but I’m definitely not sharing 🙂

nrhatch - December 8, 2010

I understand. When we share, there is always the temptation to be less “honest” with others than we might be with a private appraisal.

4. Ollin - December 8, 2010

Interesting exercise, I’ll have to try it.

nrhatch - December 8, 2010

I find the Native American Wisdom post to be a wonderful reminder that we have both “good” and “bad” qualities within us ~ and the ones that surface most often are the ones we feed.

5. Cindy - December 9, 2010

Okey Dokey, perfect for my Sunday morning regular 😀

nrhatch - December 9, 2010

Yay! Something to savor over coffee on Sunday morning. 🙂

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7. Paula Tohline Calhoun - December 16, 2010

Can’t believe that I missed this post when it came up, but Sunday was a long exhausting day for me, so I must have just skipped over it in my in-box without clicking and reading. So sorry – because you KNOW I’m always up for a challenge, and being the mental exhibitionist that I am, I guarantee that I’ll be baring all and posting – with Sonya’s help. So stay tuned – it probably won’t be in a 7-day sequence, but it will be done in some fashion or other.

Before I saw this post of yours, I did my own this morning. Looks like Andi has really stimulated some thinking in the blogosphere!

I’ll do my best to be brief, but you know me. I tend to think of “brief” in the legal, long-winded sense. 😀

nrhatch - December 16, 2010

Ha ha! Lawyers get paid to write “Brief.”

Have fun with the challenge. Did you see Cindy’s post on the challenge . . . with the bright pink mixer she is coveting?

Paula Tohline Calhoun - December 16, 2010

Yup! I saw that – and I’m VERY happy with my almond beige Kitchen Aid mixer. Had it for 35 years so far, and nary a problem. My Mom had hers for 45 yrs. When she died 10 years ago, a good friend got it, and it still works perfectly! If you’re going to covet something, you might as well covet the best!

nrhatch - December 16, 2010

I use a whisk, a spatula, and a spoon. 🙂

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