I asked my husband what I should give up for Lent, and without a moment's hesitation he teasingly said, "Books."
Books??? What kind of crazy talk is that? Books are good and healthy. They aren't something to GIVE UP.
But...then again, Lent is supposed to be sacrificial. Right. And it's supposed to be meaningful. Yes, but...(enter whiny voice) I love books. *hugs them tightly*
Oh, I think I see why he picked that.
I'm not saying I'm giving up books, (grr!) but he's made me think about it. I'm not sure what I'm giving up. After reading all those live simply/quit being a selfish brat books, I seriously considered just eating beans and rice for Lent. I also considered walking to get my groceries. But with the spending fast and wardrobe reduction, I'm wondering how much change I can handle at one time. Then I remembered that one side of my garage is full of furniture I don't need. Oh yeah, I can probably handle a bit more change.
And in case you're wondering, I'm not Catholic; but I like the practice of Lent. It helps me think outside of myself during this season. Have you ever given something up for a time?