33 things to give up for Lent

Being from a faith tradition that did not observe Lent with fasting or giving up things, I never really understood the practice. Several bloggers I follow have written posts that helped clarify my understanding in recent years, but this particular post lists things to give up besides food, and is entertaining, but also reflective. Enjoy.

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Lent_For_Non-LentHere are some unexpected things to give up for Lent.

(from Lent for Non-Lent People: 33 things to give up for Lent and other readings.)

  1. First place in line.
  2. The last piece of pie.
  3. Second thoughts about commitments.
  4. “Just five minutes more” (when they keep you from family).
  5. The last word.
  6. A fifth. Of something.
  7. A quarter-pounder.
  8. Forty cents a day. (It adds up to $12 a month and over a year and with 100 other people, gives a village in Africa water.)
  9. 1400 characters (or a day without tweeting).
  10. Three scowls.
  11. A second helping.
  12. The last place in line, which demonstrates just how humble we actually are.
  13. Dave’s Top Ten list (or whatever kept you from turning off the TV and going to bed last night.
  14. Six simultaneous projects.
  15. 10 minutes of frantic activity.
  16. The Final Four [pool] that consumes your attention for a month.
  17. One argument.

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