Hope everyone enjoys their indulgent holiday and eats and "celebrates" as much as possible! I however will be spending Mardi Gras bead-free and king cake-less. :(
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and begins the religious observation of Lent. Growing up Baptist, my church and family never really observed Lent as the Catholics and other denominations did. But, I always thought it was a good action to give up something that you see as a vice in your life and replace it with time spent getting to know and strengthening your relationship with Christ.
This year, I have been trying to think of what to give up and up until recently (this past weekend) I have come up empty handed. But then it clicked; I am going to give up laziness and work out every day. This is also helpful because Katie's (my best friend!) wedding in two months away, and I want to look my best! :)
So think about what is negative and impacting your life in a negative way and give it up for Lent. Even if you aren't a "religious" person, everyone can still improve themselves and by effect, those around them. You get back from the world, what you put in it.
Live and love,