What are you giving up for Lent (if anything)??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by addiedunn, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. addiedunn

    addiedunn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2008
    Martinsville, IN
    We're two days in and I can't thing of anything...I have this problem every year. When I was in college (a really LONG time ago) a Priest suggested I give up wearing my watch. (I wore it every day). I didn't think that was much to give up, but it really did bug me a lot to not have it on. I don't think I've worn one since.
    Don't anybody suggest peanut butter! lol That would be like Miss Prissy giving up baking.
    I'm thinking rather than give up something, maybe I start something...like the treadmill.
    Anybody got any neat ideas??
  2. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    I told my wife I was giving up working in the rain. She gave me "that look"
  3. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Give up BYC!




    Just poking fun. None of my Catholic friends ever give up anything they really, really like. In college, my boyfriend gave up meat - but not sex or beer.
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I don't give up anything that I need or enjoy if I can help it. Life's too short to be masochistic.
  5. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    when I was working at Dunkin years back we had one customer that would give up coffee every year. He would switch to hot chocolate for Lent. I worked there 4 years and I always knew when Lent began:D
  6. HeartLunger

    HeartLunger Out Of The Brooder

    It's terrible I know, but I can't think of anything.

    I only drink occasionally and not to excess, I gave up tobacco last September, I prefer water over any other soft drink or beverage. My only vices left are coffee and sweets.

    I think I'll settle on sweets as in processes sugars. Fruits are in, everything else is out.
  7. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    I gave up Catholicism (not for Lent, just in general!) but I enjoy watching my sister in her yearly sacrifice. One year she gave up gossiping (talking about others in any sort of negative light) and it nearly killed her. It was actually a great one for her though, because she became acutely aware of just how much of it she did, and how it was almost an addiction for her, and I think she got a lot out of it. Maybe you're not a gossip (or maybe you are and never realized just how bad?) so perhaps that's not a good one for you. Otherwise, maybe a television fast? Or meat? (I always thought the fish on Fridays thing was sort of a lame "sacrifice," no disrespect!) Good luck in whatever you choose!
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  8. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    My wife gave up eating after supper is done. Usually she makes popcorn and muches on a bowl of that, or a bowl of ice cream.....but now, nothing.

    She has more will power than I
  9. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Addie, I suggest giving up unnecessary trips in the car. You know like a soda run, or bread, out to eat, movie rental. Do it all at once no exceptions. [​IMG] Another I like is giving up pronouns and using given name for everything. This will slow down conversations, but clarify everything! You could give up TV: names change but most everything important stays the same!
  10. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2007
    central KY
    I like Steve's DW idea.

    I am not Catholic but I think we should all give up SILKIES! Evil little buggers.[​IMG]

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