Thursday, February 25, 2010

What We Give Up For Lent

It’s the Lenten season and I looked up some of the most popular things/activities folks give up for Lent. Here are a few:

1. Junk food – anything from chips to candy to ice cream to pizza. It’s almost like a New Year’s Resolution all over again.
2. Television – Yep, that’s right. No Olympics, no Amazing Race, no American Idol. Well, there are a ton of great books out there waiting to be read…
3. Online Shopping – Or easing up on credit card use altogether.
4. Tanning Bed – Yes, that one shocked me, too. I didn’t know it was such an addiction, but then again, look at George Hamilton.
5. Alcohol
6. Cursing – That’s’ easy – just pretend you’re writing a cozy.
7. Talking badly about people/gossiping – This is a tough one, especially if someone’s made you angry, but I like it.
Facebook_logo 8. Facebook – My husband gave this up and at first I think he had a hard time. Now, he’s kind of forgotten about it. It can be a black hole of applications, updates, and notifications.
Junk-food 9. Coffee – Say it ain’t so!
10. Animal products – Many go vegetarian or vegan during this time.

Me? I like to give up and try to add at the same time, so my Lenten creed is to watch what’s going in my mouth and to filter what’s coming out of it.

What about you? Have you given up anything?