Our tradition has been to give something up for Lent. At church, we usually make it “fun” and draw a card, giving up something like:
- internet for a day
- painting fingernails (especially funny when a guy draws this one)
- Saturday morning cartoons
- eating out
This year we didn’t draw cards and I wasn’t even thinking that much about Lent when I read somewhere about a suggestion to give up complaining for Lent. (I’ll repost when I remember where I read it.) So, that’s what I’ve chosen for 2011. I have posted it so my friends (and policeman-like children) will hold me accountable. This will be a challenge because as I’m writing this post, all kinds of complaints are running through my mind. I suppose I’d better go and fill my mind with something else.