Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Many people are near the conclusion of their observance of Lent. Lent is a Catholic practice, it is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. Many people choose something to give up or fast for the duration of lent. I personally have never participated in lent but other peoples fast have gotten me thinking about what I would give up if I were to participate. Friends of mine have given up meat, soda, or the like as their lent fast. What would I give up?

I eat meat sparingly
I drink soda maybe once per month
I drink alcohol maybe once per month
I dont eat a lot of sugar (which is a huge improvement from my past)
I dont spend much money on unnecessary things

I think I do most things in moderation. So I dont know if I have something that I really need to give up. However, I am not saying that I am perfect. I have come to the realization that, I dont have any horrible habits, but I dont have any good ones either.

I rarely exercise (which I used to be religious about)
I dont drink enough water
I dont participate in service activities as much as I have in the past

So I guess what I'm saying is that I think I need a reverse lent.... but I guess that's what new years resolutions are for... and really I'm probably too lazy anyway. I guess I'll stick with being mediocre.

Are you participating in lent? Did you have a new years resolution? How's it going? You're doing better than me just by attempting. :)


  1. My dad loves when Lent comes around. He gives up sugar every year. In the past, though we are not Catholic, we have all given up things for Lent.(as my step-mom is Catholic) This year I gave up laziness. hehe. So far I feel I've done a bit better. A BIT. :)

  2. I'm proud of you for being so responsible. =) You really don't have anything much to give up. Personally I think it's better to not make the promise than to make it and break it like so many people at my work did with fast food, sugar, etc. So I choose to abstain from lent. =)

  3. I know what you mean. I need a pro-active lent. That's what my happiness experiments were supposed to be but like Rachel said, I'm tentative of setting a goal I don't think I will keep.