22/02/2012 § 8 Comments
There is no real reason I selected this picture, other than for its awesomeness. I like to call it: “This hat and I are about to kick your ass in bridge. For serious, Matilda.”
Today, I am getting serious about Lent, though. I’m not especially religious, nor am I a Catholic (I’m actually a lapsed Episcopalian), but every Lenten season, I like to challenge myself to give up something. For those unaware, Lent runs from Ash Wednesday (today) through Easter Sunday; 40 days in total. For Christians it is a period of penitence, of giving up certain luxuries and of fasting.
Am I turning into a Sunday School blog? Hardly.
But I do think the concept of penitence is applicable universally, no matter what altar you choose to worship at. A 40 day period is a great amount of time to reflect upon yourself, your personal habits and things you might want to change. To abstain from some of your bad habits for 40 days will take some willpower. I once managed to convince a very unhappy Mister to give up booze with me, rough going indeed, but we survived. They say it takes only 30 days to cement a new habit, so why not seize upon the season to make some purposeful changes?
What I will attempt to give up for the next 40 days:
- The snooze button. You will be profoundly missed!
- Those delightful bacon, egg and cheese bagel sandwiches I’m very fond of
- …and dairy in general, for that matter.
- Passive negativity
What about you?
You guys are the absolute tops.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
Reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org