It’s that time of the year again and Lent is upon us. While I may not be a practicing Catholic, I went to a Catholic school when I was growing up and I was baptized Catholic so….some of the Catholic practices have stuck with me over the years.
Last year I gave soda, but that only lasted for….a day, if that. This year, I’ve decided to give up soda again, but I’m sticking to it this year. Additionally, I’ve decided to give up some more profound things.
In addition to soda, I’ve decided to give up negativity and the grudges that I’m currently holding. More specifically, I need to be more aware and careful of the words that I speak. Words are powerful and in an effort to “Keep It Real,” often times I have a poor choice of words. So I’m just going to speak positivity, not just for 40 days, but hopefully this will be a long term thing.
As for my grudges, there are at least two people in my life that I currently have a grudge against. I’m going to make every effort to be nice to these people and treat them the way I should’ve been all along. No doubt they’re gonna be surprised and taken back by my initial efforts but, in the long run I think things will change for the better.
What are you giving up for Lent?