I’ve never really ‘given-up’ anything for Lent. I was raised Lutheran/Christian, which doesn’t require you to sacrifice any sweets, T.V. or other bad habits. I call Lent, “New Year’s Light”, as you’re not abstaining from something forever (Resolution), you’re only giving it up for 40 days… Not including Sundays. Hmm. I smell a loop-hole! Does that mean you can cheat on Sundays*?
I’ve also recently decided that Christianity wasn’t a good fit for me and have recently decided that Druidism fits my vibe. Druids don’t do Lent.
There is a good use for Lent though. Testing your willpower. I have become pretty dependent on Amazon.com… I’m even a Prime Member! Amazon contains a plethora of things to make me happy =-) There are very few things that I can’t find on Amazon, however I’m not afraid of eBay, Etsy or even Walmart has an app now. Why should I waste my time driving to a store, dealing with wacky people and possibly getting sick when I can have it delivered to my door after hitting a few buttons? Duh. (coughDemophobiacough)
The UPS and USPS delivery folks bring packages to my home at least 3 times a week. I basically buy everything online, aside from my groceries. I think the only other store I go to regularly is a hardware store.
Then, why have I decided to not order from Amazon for the next 40 days? Because I feel like I need to see if I can. It isn’t a monetary thing, my Amazon credit card has a limit of $500. They keep trying to raise my limit, but I keep telling them no. My sacrifice is strictly to see if I can pull this off. Wish me luck!
Is anyone else observing Lent or just testing their willpower?
*So for realsies… Can I cheat on Sundays???
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