(The Lenten calender I spent many hours on--and then realized that I was short by some days...)
"Occasionally w will meet the Cross in some great difficulty, in a serious and painful illness, in an economic disaster, in the death of a loved one...
...However, we will normally find the Cross each day in the sort of petty annoyances that may occur at work, and which usually present themselves to us through people around us. I may be something unexpected, the difficult character of a person with whom we have to live, plans perhaps that have to be changed at the last minute, stubborn materials or instruments of work that fail us when we most need them. Discomfort, maybe, caused by cold, or heat, or noise..."
--In Conversation With God, Thursday after Ash Wednesday