Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The start of Lent

As we have just marked Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake day, it is now time to look at Lent, which starts tomorrow. I must add that not everyone will take note of Lent but I am going to "stick to it" this year and try and give something up. Typically, one tries to remain abstinent from something that we would otherwise enjoy frequently or take for granted. Chocolate is a good one...

I might try and do more of something that I don't do enough of instead of giving things up. In the past, I have given up ketchup, which was not hard because I don't eat it very often...but I realised at the time that everyone at school ate ketchup with almost every meal. Another year I gave up "giving up" - but I realise now that that was rather selfish.

There are lots of things I can do more of, which I don't do enough of. For example, I am not sure I am always very grateful and don't say Thank You enough. Everyday throughout Lent, I am going to try and say Thank You genuinely every day to at least one person. Its so easy to take what other people do for us for granted.

A friend of mine gave up Supermarkets for Lent once, which I thought was very clever. It meant she got to know the market very well, and the local Health Food store. And she ordered a Veg box from a company like Riverford or Abel & Cole


  1. Great idea! I also like the supermarket idea! I haven't decided what I am going to do this lent but I need to hurry up and decide!

  2. I am going to give up looking for a job, if that sounds like a cop out it isn't, you see I really want a job and keep applying and getting rejected and that is slowly destroying my belief in what I can do. So maybe there is something out there that I am not aware of because I am too caught up on the application cycle. This will be hard because I am sure to beat myself up for not scouring the websites daily.........let's see how I do. I am going to walk every day that is what I will do and I will say hello and smile at least one person on my walk.

    1. That sounds like a very brave thing to do and I hope you find something soon. I often find that things come along when you are not expecting them or looking for them. Enjoy your walking - I try and do it every day too!