I have always found it funny that Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent begins in the dead of Winter and ends in Spring. The cold dead of Winter symbolizes our dead self that is in need of New Life. Repentance often harbors a negative context. However, true repentance is all about new life and a new growth of self. If one chooses to enter into this season of repentance, do the things that will foster new life and new growth. There is enough negativity in the world, so choose something to do that makes you a new person. Go from a dead cold branch to a new bud of life. Lent begins today with the start of "ASH WEDNESDAY: SEASON OF REPENTANCE!"