One week until the real Fat Tuesday! Do you know what you are giving up for Lent? What special things will you do?
I am going to give up sweets. This should aid me mightily in my quest to shed, and will also be very hard since I have a massive sweet tooth. I just need to figure out my parameters. Candy, pop, and dessert things like cookies and cake are obvious. What about juice? It’s like drinking calories. So, maybe juice will have to be included. This will also help in my goal of eating more fruit each day. I don’t have a big problem with salty junk food, so I’m not worried about that.
I also think we are going to try and say the Rosary together each night. This is certainly something we should already be doing, but it just hasn’t ever stuck as a habit. Here’s a funny story. I have a lovely friend who used to be quite ill (better now!). In an effort to help out, friends would bring meals and take the non school age children once in a while. Here is a conversation I had with Mikey in the car one day:
Mikey: Miss Nichole, why are you yawning so much?
Me: I guess I stayed up too late.
Mikey: Mommy and Daddy stayed up late, too. They were praying the Rosary. Is that what you were doing?
Me: Ummmmmm, no. I was watching TV.
Me thinking: I am a total loser!
Now, you would think that something like that would have spurred me into the Rosary habit. But that was three years ago, and nada. No habit. Only a lukewarm once every 4 to 6 weeks. So here’s to better habits, and to me not turning into a raving shrew without sugar!
Please leave a comment and say whether or not you observe Lent. And if so, what will be your Lenten sacrifice?