Today is Ash Wednesday, the official start of the Easter season.
Will you give up something for Lent? What will it be? Tell us in the comment section below.
According to www.cbslocal.com, the Top Ten Most Popular Things People Give Up for Lent include:
- Watching TV
- Eating Chocolate
- Social Media
- Junk Food
And, www.whattogiveupforlent.com [yes, it's an actual website] says,
During Lent, we decrease the things that detract us from our faith journey and increase the things that supplement it. Some of the things people decide to give up for Lent are:
- Television or their favorite show/channel
- Internet or certain websites
- Coffee or alcohol
- Desserts or sweets
- Relying on credit cards
- Bars and night clubs
- Video games
- Clutter around the house, office, etc.
And if you can't think of anything to give up, let the Internet do it for you. Seriously. With the click of a button, www.whattogiveupforlent.com will send you its "Daily Sacrifice which is,
...a really cool list of things to give up; one for each day of Lent and they're all different! Some are easier than others, but each one will challenge the things that many of us take for granted.
Wow, Lent could be very interesting this year.
What do you think about these lists that include many "modern" contenders as well as old standbys. What do you think about turning to the Internet to influence your Lenten decisions? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.