Today marks the beginning of Lent – although I am not Catholic I am Christian – Lutheran to be exact and I have always thought that the idea of “giving up” something for 40 days is a great way to remember why we celebrate the season of Lent.
Well this year is going to have to be different.
As you have read in a previous post, I am starting a new meal plan with Medifast.
So here is what I am giving up ON TOP of the unhealthy eating habits – shopping, clothes shopping for me to be exact. I spend way too much money on clothes for me that I don’t need. I am hoping that by the end of the 40 days I will not only be healthier but NEED to actually go out and buy a new pair of jeans or something because I will have lost weight!! Bottom line – Lent is for us to remember that God gave up his ONLY Son for us – amazing! So I should be able to give up shopping! Come on!
So this Lent season I am working on a lot. But I also find it very comforting that when Easter comes, I will be cleansed and ready for a new beginning and what a great way to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord! Maybe with this Lent season I will stay focused on what really matters in life and is my family which I love dearly and want to be around for and healthy for!
What are you all giving up for Lent? Do you participate in Lent? Why or Why Not?