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Valentine’s Ash Day

This year I am more excited about Valentine’s Day than ever before and it’s 100% because it coincides with Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Western churches – a 40-day fast leading up to Easter. To prepare ourselves for this period of fasting and praying, Christians like to get together on Ash Wednesday and smear ashes on each others’ foreheads, while reflecting on the greatest buzzkill of all: death.   Back to Valentine’s Day. Right now you may be feeling slightly anxious about tonight’s restaurant dining, enveloping you and your loved one in romantic…