Ash Wednesday


Most years I already have it all spelled out exactly what I want to sacrifice, but this year I wasn’t planning to participate in Lent. So now I’m kind of at a loss of what I would like to give up. I don’t know why I always feel the need to, I am not Catholic. But Wednesday I woke up thinking what am I going to sacrifice? I ignored it and said I don’t have to do anything. Again Carnisha, you are not Catholic.

But I’ve been doing it so long it feels wrong not to give something up. Past years I have done meat, cheese, sodas, sweets, men, bread, foul language. All of those were hard I their own ways. Maybe a couple of those are tmi?

But this year I decided to give up all sodas and juices. That does not include home made fresh juices or smoothies, just the sugary junk I buy from the store like my new love of White cranberry peach juice, YUM!. I am not drinking any alcohol other than wine. I don’t want to overindulge in wine but I do have a few bottles at the house that I may like to crack open in the next 40 days.

I also will add fried foods to that list. I love fried fish and French fries, but I have to distance myself from them for now. And actually I should do that all the time. But I am known to occasionally pass by a fast food joint and pick up a hamburger and fries. With that being said let’s add hamburgers to the list as well…. Or red meat? I can do that.

Let’s see, what else? I can sacrifice an hour of my time each day to prayer, meditation or Bible readings. I like that one.

That list sounds pretty good, but let’s add something exercise realated.


How about 30 minutes a day to exercise? That’ll work. I won’t be too strict with this one… I just have to move my but for at least 30 minutes each and every day for 40 days. That’s only 20 hours of exercise! Not even a full day’s worth. I can do that. Easy peasy.

I think that covers my mind, body and spirit!

What are you sacrificing for Lent?


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