Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Are you giving anything up?
I always give up food related things on holidays or whatever. Last Lent I went vegetarian, new years I went vegan . . .I think I'll give up soda and coffee just for lent. It's like the only unhealthy habit I have left . . .
I do observe Ash Wednesday. As for giving something up, I think that's often perceived as some favourite food item, or favourite activity, or... I prefer to think of it as a way to be intentional about changing some habit or practice that I'm not happy with or feel undisciplined/sloppy about. I'll admit I haven't really thought about what that might be this year -- thanks for the reminder.