(Yes, I celebrate Lent. No, I'm Not Catholic. Yes, I'm Mormon. No, "we" don't celebrate Lent. Yes, we are Christian. No, I never WAS Catholic. Yes, I've been celebrating Lent for at least 7 years, though not always very WELL. Like, well, giving up sluffing Institute that one year didn't go so well *blush* but the year I gave up dating, I was VERY effective. hee hee hee!)
So, what am I giving up? CHOCOLATE...
|You are Milk Chocolate|
...with a few exceptions to keep me from going batty. Exceptions: Brownies or other baked goods (but I can't buy them myself or make them!). Basically this is just so that I can have some at BoyKid's Farewell. Drinks, because, like chocolate SlimFast is the only flavor I like. HOWEVER I am standing firm on no Candy bar-ish chocolate. Including, the biggest sacrifice of my Lent, CADBURY MINI-EGGS. One of my very most favorite candies in the world.
[on Sex] "The physical act of two people nearly replicating the pleasure of eating a Cadbury Mini Egg."-Paddy O'Poppycock
So, WHY do I celebrate Lent (especially since I am Mormon, live in Utah, etc.)?
Because I think it is awesome!
1. The concept of putting remembering the Lord and his sacrifice above your own desires. Remind any one of a little thing we call FAST SUNDAY?!
2. Just to practice self-control.
Lent is a good time to break bad habits and create good ones. It's a time to remember what the Savior did for us, especially before Easter, when we remember his resurrection and victory over death for all of us.
Also, in choosing chocolate it saves me calories, blood glucose levels, and money (even if I end up buying just one little bag of eggs when they go on clearance after the holiday.). Ta Da!
So... what are YOU giving up till Easter?