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What are you giving up for Lent this year?

I'm just curious. I know not all of you will be celebrating Lent, but for those of you who do, who will be giving up something?

I know it's not much, but I will be giving up Diet Pepsi. I ALWAYS have to have a Diet Pepsi when eating certain things like pizza or popcorn. I know that the whole reason behind giving up something for Lent is the suffering, just like Jesus did for us on the cross. I feel like this is the least I can do 40 days, since Jesus die A LOT more for me!

Good luck for whatever you decide!
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I'm just curious. I know not all of you will be celebrating Lent, but for those of you who do, who will be giving up something?

I know it's not much, but I will be giving up Diet Pepsi. I ALWAYS have to have a Diet Pepsi when eating certain things like pizza or popcorn. I know that the whole reason behind giving up something for Lent is the suffering, just like Jesus did for us on the cross. I feel like this is the least I can do 40 days, since Jesus die A LOT more for me!

Good luck for whatever you decide!
I should have this mapped out by now! The last few years I feel like I've been scrambling to make a worthwhile sacrifice, but the truth is, I'm kind of selfish when it comes to giving up my Starbucks or computer time. Now those would be the things I should give up! I did pick up my annual lenten meditation book today and I read a bit each day. Thanks for lighting a fire under me to make some kind of commitment and good luck on the diet pepsi thing!
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I should have this mapped out by now! The last few years I feel like I've been scrambling to make a worthwhile sacrifice, but the truth is, I'm kind of selfish when it comes to giving up my Starbucks or computer time. Now those would be the things I should give up! I did pick up my annual lenten meditation book today and I read a bit each day. Thanks for lighting a fire under me to make some kind of commitment and good luck on the diet pepsi thing!
You're welcome and thank you! My DH and I are both Catholic, so I think it helps me with the encouragment of him to guide me along, too. We're both pretty religious, so I think we help each other.

I remember the one year I gave up chocolate and soda both - I was a bear, but it was worth it!
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I usually give up beef, because I so enjoy a good steak or hamburger. Last year I also gave up chocolate bunnies---after Ash Wednesday, I bought one (a Busy Bigby) to save for Easter Sunday. I think I'll do that again this year.

Back home we didn't do anything special to observe Lent (except eat kinklings), but since Mr. gives up something for Lent, I do too, to keep him company.
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I usually give up beef, because I so enjoy a good steak or hamburger. Last year I also gave up chocolate bunnies---after Ash Wednesday, I bought one (a Busy Bigby) to save for Easter Sunday. I think I'll do that again this year.

Back home we didn't do anything special to observe Lent (except eat kinklings), but since Mr. gives up something for Lent, I do too, to keep him company.
That's nice of you to do that for him. It's always nice to have someone to do it with. It makes it easier.
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i have never given up anything for Lent. i'm a southern baptist & i had never heard of this until the last 6-8 years. i think this is a beautiful thing. my boss is united methodist & she's the 1 i originally heard of this through. what a great way to celebrate Our Lord dying for us. thank you all for sharing!!!!!
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I am giving up coffee.
@Meceka- yikes on the coffee...need I say more!
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