Anyone giving anything up for Lent?
Posted by Mandyrosy (+189) 11 years ago
Just curious!

I'm interested in the idea of sacrificing something during Lent to appreciate it/your life more. Although I'm not really Catholic, I have observed Lent in the past by giving up things like coffee (hard!) and chocolate. I've also toyed with the idea of fasting during Ramadan (although I'm not Muslim, either).

Anybody else appreciate the idea of the religious fast or sacrifice? And what do you think it does for the individual who participates?
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 11 years ago
I usually stick with traditional animal sacrifice. In the past I've noticed higher yields from my crops and clearer skin.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 11 years ago
I'm giving up this website . . . yeah, right.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15311) 11 years ago
It's a toss up right now between beer, sex, or this website.
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Posted by cyndie (+352) 11 years ago
I quit smoking on 1-10-11, so I guess thats what I gave up. Do need to give up snacking now, tho.... : )
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12282) 11 years ago
Bart has given up coffee and that was just sad. Since he has the cold right now, I have no doubt he NEEDS his coffee. He the girls often give up chocolate or desserts.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 11 years ago
know someone that is giving up cigarettes and is using the electronic cigarette to do so...seems to be working just fine too...
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Posted by Shu (+1794) 11 years ago
Well, since you asked...

The last couple years for Lent, in-particular, I've given up caffeine one year, alcohol another year, movies one year (read books instead), and some other stuff.

Lent isn't necessarily about giving something up, you can take-up a new habit, too...that's what I'm thinking about doing this year: gonna do my half-hour on the cross-trainer every day while praying for someone who I think could use it.
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Posted by MG (+105) 11 years ago
Catholicism..
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Posted by Beth R. Riggs (+308) 11 years ago
I've tried giving up some stuff for lent, but it works best if I replace it with something positive. I tried to give up "always getting in the last word" and replaced it with "listening with my heart.."
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 11 years ago
I'm giving up superstitions.
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Posted by Gm. Bonine (+85) 11 years ago
In the past I've tried to give up being so good looking.. however it didn't work out so well. I consulted a doctor and found out that it's hereditary, and nothing can be done about it.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18110) 11 years ago
I'm giving up opera...I'm not going to listen to any opera music during Lent.
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Posted by Nancy Okerman (+223) 11 years ago
I have given up green grass, songbirds, and warm weather.
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Posted by Stacie Miller (+242) 11 years ago
You guys are hilarious! Truly! I have been hahaing all day from some of these posts. Made my day! Thanks.

Stacie
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15311) 11 years ago
In the past I've tried to give up being so good looking.. however it didn't work out so well. I consulted a doctor and found out that it's hereditary, and nothing can be done about it.


And in a few short years, you will be bald and fat like the rest of us.
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Posted by Gm. Bonine (+85) 11 years ago
pretty much got the "fat" part figured out. however i find it incredibly ironic that after all i did to my hair during HS..im not yet bald.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15311) 11 years ago
I am going to give this a try....

Assuming I live that long, I'll talk to you people again on the 24-Apr-2011.
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