Monday, February 20, 2012

Giving Something Up

I have this crazy idea to give something up for the season of Lent.  (Okay, it's not that crazy because it's really about the only thing people do to commemorate the season of Lent.)

Lent starts this Wednesday and runs all the way to Easter.  You can read more about it here.

The trouble is, I'm not exactly sure what to give up.  Here are a few options:
  • Coffee.  Pros: I'd be less addicted to a substance (really!) and less dependent on caffeine.  I'd save some money.  Cons: I think I would be pretty moody the first few days, and have a killer headache!
  • Google Reader.  Pros: I'd have more time.  With God, my family, and at work.  I seriously spend way too much time and energy following different blogs on the internet.  Cons: I might be a little disconnected to some friends that I stay in touch with through blogs.
Any thoughts on these?  Are you planning on giving something up for lent?  If so, what?


  1. You know my thoughts on coffee, so I won't go there. Just give it up. I guess I did go there.

    But I'm seriously feeling you on the Google Reader thing. It seems to be a chore and a timesuck to keep up on all the news I 'have' to keep up with. Really looking for a better, more refined way.

    But anyway, the best solution is to give up both.

    Here's another one. No music in the car. Pray instead.

  2. Great point Steve. Maybe I'll save coffee for another year.

    I like the car idea too... let's chat in a week and see how we're doing