Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm already good!

Last year, or maybe the year before, I gave up chocolate for Lent. I did pretty good too. I stayed true, with the exception of our week at Disney (which was basically the second week of Lent). And we all know that a week at Disney might as well be a void in time and space, so realllyyy, does that even count? ;-)

But yes. I could give chocolate up again. But that feels rather....repeatitive? But I can't really think of what else to give up. I don't smoke, I don't really drink (well, not enough to feel the hardship of going without it)....I don't know!

As a sidenote, I suppose I should be happy that when I really thought about it, all I came up with vices at all, were my kitties and exercise. And you're off your rocker if I were to give up either of those.

So I open up for thoughts, suggestions, anything. What have you done in the past (poll to the right)? What might be a vice I could give up?


Anonymous said...

My husband and I are giving up meat, on the theory that it will be a challenge but also a temporary positive move for our wallets and our bodies. Last year I heard a sermon about how Lent is not necessarily about giving something up but about making a focused change that you think about daily. He challenged people to add something positive to their lives instead of giving something up (ie. giving more compliments, daily quiet time, etc). I think this year I'm also going to try one of his suggestions which was to write a snail mail letter every day and let someone know you're thinking of them. Anyways, just a few thoughts - maybe I should blog about it too :)

Clare & Tim said...

Giving up meat is a really good idea! If I ate meat on a regular basis, I might give that one a whirl, but I only eat chicken every once in a while, so....I like the notion of maybe adding something instead of subtracting it. I mean, I know the point is to make a change, and that technically that would count, I just didn't think of actually doing it.

I like it though. I'll keep thinking.