Cradle Catholic here :) I used to always give something up every year and by the end of the second week I would have blown it. Last year I did some reading and decided that rather than only giving things up I would do something. Like an extra prayer or good deed. Watch the neighbors kids, make someones favorite desert, pick up the groceries of the person behind me in the line.
I also did it for my daughter, she's under the age to sacrifice for Lent, but it was fun to have her keeping track of her extras all Lent long.
A common thing for me to give up for Lent is soft drinks...but like someone else mentioned, our priest encourages us to give something, not give up something. But yeah, I will probably give up soft drinks again this year. I tried pulling the "I'm giving up sex for Lent card" last year...dh didn't allow it. I would say I would give up chocolate because that would be a HUGE sacrifice for me...but I would fail and I don't want to be a failure!!!
deviltwinsmomma said:can i give up my inlaws? or just the bitch sil?
can i give up my inlaws? or just the bitch sil?