Reply
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,483
Registered: ‎10-14-2016

One of the things I have decided to do for Lent is to give up forums/blogs/facebook etc.  So, after today, I will not be a part of this forum family for at least 6 weeks.  I enjoyed sharing topics and opinions with some of you.  I hope all of you stay safe and those who wish to get the covid vaccine find access to it. 

 

To paraphrase Lester Holt and Jerry Springer......be kind to yourself, and to others.

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,700
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

@travone 

 

Good call.  I am giving up sweets but your idea is tempting me also!  Some days the posts are downright depressing, here and on Facebook!  Stay safe!

Regular Contributor
Posts: 163
Registered: ‎04-07-2010

FYI---Penitential practices are not required on Sundays during Lent (in honor of the Resurrection).  So if your resolve weakens, you can "indulge" on Sundays.:Good luck.

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,694
Registered: ‎07-03-2014

mine is shopping. i already stopped a couple of weeks ago, and will go until easter sunday. gonna be tough!, but that's why i'm doing it. 

Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,123
Registered: ‎05-09-2010

@freakygirl wrote:

mine is shopping. i already stopped a couple of weeks ago, and will go until easter sunday. gonna be tough!, but that's why i'm doing it. 


@freakygirl You know what, I should make that my challenge too.  I have been buying too many things that I don't really need.  Though I never do anything for lent, I will this year.  Let the non spending begin (though I did already order something this morning, tee hee)!  Thanks for the idea and good luck to both of us!

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead
Honored Contributor
Posts: 12,685
Registered: ‎03-13-2010

The idea of Lent is SACRIFICE.....not doing something that's "good for you".

♥Surface of the Sun♥
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,700
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

@jCat 

 

That was told to me by my Mother-in-Law; I like that (especially for the sweets!)

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,483
Registered: ‎10-14-2016

@desertDi wrote:

The idea of Lent is SACRIFICE.....not doing something that's "good for you".


@desertDi  sometime doing something that is good for you is a sacrifice. 

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,700
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

@desertDi 

 

True, but we are just having fun here!  And, if you knew how I love to bake and eat it too, it is a real sacrifice!

Valued Contributor
Posts: 513
Registered: ‎04-21-2015

I feel like I've already given up a lot of things this year - my bingo games in particular.  We will be looking forward to your return in six weeks.  Be well.