Lent: Give Up or Give Back
Lent is right around the corner - it starts next Wednesday! My husband was raised Catholic and has always given up something for Lent. For him, it is usually chocolate and this is a true sacrifice for him. Over the last couple of years, my mom and I have given up buying fabric. I've also seen other people give back instead - trying to give more during Lent or focus on specific needs during that season.
This year, I am going to give up shopping for clothes in addition to the fabric buying fast. I have really started to enjoy shopping again, but lately I have felt like I am going too often and am spending too much time and energy trying to find just the right things to add to my wardrobe. I am hoping by fasting from shopping during the 40 days of Lent, I'll be able to refocus my energy on better uses of my time.
I will write more about this during the first few days of Lent, but I'd love to hear if you are considering giving anything up for Lent or giving back instead. I am hoping to do a weekly check in on Friday or each week during Lent as a way for me to be accountable, but I'd love to have you comment or share if you are going to working through a similar journey.
Leave me a comment about anything you will be doing during Lent. If there is enough interest, I might try to host a link up where you can post your stories on your blog during this time.