40s for Lent

20130305_092125 Ha. Did that get your attention? No not that kind of 40.Although that did come up in conversation the other day with a dear friend and partner in crime. We’re too old for such things now.

But I did find picture when I was going through my Flickr account looking for something else and I was sort of inspired to try it again. I figured that Lent was coming up, why not?

(I’ve tried this before. I don’t remember how far I got. I think I finished it?)

One year I gave up peanut butter ,one year I gave up meat, one year was unnecessary shopping. (I think the peanut butter was harder than the meat and shopping.)

I’m pretty sure you know by now I’m not a practicing Catholic – more like “recovering”, but if you’re new here, now you know. Why bother with Lent then?  I like the idea of giving up something or using it as an opportunity to better myself. The question becomes, what should I give up or what should I do to better myself?

With a theme of 40, here’s what I aim to do for this Lent.

  • Run 40 miles
  • Do 40 nice things
  • Finish 40 projects that have already been started.
  • Donate 40 items
  • Throw away 40 items
  • Read 40 pages a day (this could be work or free reading)

And I decided that peanut butter and I are taking a 40 day break. As I told a friend the other day when I finished another jar of the magical goodness, “I’m a little embarrassed about how much peanut butter I actually eat.”

Did you give up or add something for Lent? Do you eat as much peanut butter as I do?

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About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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One Response to 40s for Lent

  1. Kate says:

    I’m Jewish, but I love the idea of observing Lent in this way. As a kid, I had so many Catholic friends that I always gave something up “for Lent,” too, because it was a good time to have a lot of support in trying to correct bad habits!

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