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Ash Wednesday 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Do you give something up for Lent? While I am not particularly religious, I find Lent a good time to get something out of my life - one year it was soda - I haven't had a soda in at least 8 years. I should have started thinking about this sooner, but it kind of crept up on me since I wasn't paying attention to the calendar. Maybe I will add something instead - as a way of giving up my laziness about that something. I will think about it and let you know.

Today I will need to finish cleaning off the car and shoveling that snow off to somewhere else. If the frozen food delivery gets here in time, I will take a load of stuff to the new house.

Weather is slowly warming - forecast says 23F for our high today and 40 by next Tuesday. Not holding my breath since they have been wrong before.
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  • BLUE7684
    Yes I celebrate Lent, this year I am doing a form of Fasting for the season.
    61 days ago
    I don't celebrate Lent, but we have something similar, supposed to fast on Yom Kippor ( i don't but have given up coffee before--starting the week before to make the shock to my system easier. I will try to eat less and eat bland food).
    Stay warm and safe.
    61 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2021 11:07:56 PM
    Since all the regular stuff one gives up for Lent are things I try to cut down on year round, these 6 weeks won't be any different.

    61 days ago
    I give up meat for Lent.
    61 days ago
    I rarely succeed at Lenten fasts, although I'm actively Christian. (I used to give up ice cream, but now that I'm lactose intolerant, there'd be nothing spiritual about that since I can't eat it anyway.) I've made it a practice to add a charitable donation or behavior instead of the deprivation of a fast. I'm hoping to write one snail-mail card or letter to a friend or relative each day during Lent this year. DH and I will be abstaining from alcohol for a while, but that's for health, not spiritual, reasons.

    Since you're moving, maybe you can donate an item to charity. I did that one year for Lent, and found that I actually gave nice clothing that I still liked. It felt much more sacrificial than giving away cast-offs.
    61 days ago
    I don't do the religious thing at all so no, I am not omitting something, or adding something. Never did understand what religion and giving something up had in common.
    62 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    Great idea my friend. It's cold here too!
    62 days ago
    I like the idea. emoticon
    62 days ago
    Our Christian sect does not observe Lent. I am desperate for the warm up.
    62 days ago
    Good idea! I could give up my laziness about a few things!
    62 days ago
    Yep, this weather is crazy!
    62 days ago
  • no profile photo MLR_00
    I try to add something unused or unworn every day to a bag that gets given away after Easter. My version of giving up something for lent
    62 days ago
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