Wednesday, March 9, 2011

40 Days Without. . .




Today is Ash Wednesday aka the day I give something up.  While I was raised Catholic I'm really not a practicing Catholic nowadays but I do like to give something up during Lent.  In the past I've given up soda and juice, caffeine, candy, etc.  This year I've decided on a few things.  

So no more french fries for the next 40 days.  Some of you may be thinking "what's the big deal?"  Well I LOVE french fries and eat far too many!  So yesterday during my layover at the Atlanta airport I had Chick-fil-a complete with waffle fries.  My last fries for 40 days!  

I'm also giving up necklaces - buying any new necklaces for the next 40 days that is!  Now again this may not seem hard but I am OBSESSED with necklaces (and lately earrings and accessories too).  I have A LOT of necklaces (see above) and every time I'm in a store and see something I like I just HAVE.TO.BUY.IT!  I is an addiction.  Haha.  So no more for 40 days.  

Then maybe I'll treat myself to a new one after Easter while eating a large order of french fries!!!!  

I know I can do this.  It is a small sacrifice when you think about it.  But it is something.  It is a way I can remind myself  each day about how blessed I have with so many "things" and so many amazing people in my life.
So what are you giving up for Lent?

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