Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Hey, All !
I know I haven't blogged in a while, but things have been status quo. Life at the gym has been interesting, but I'll save that for another blog.
Today, I'd like to tell you about something I'm going to do for Lent. I'm not very religious. In fact, I consider myself a retired Christian. LOL. However, I like doing something for Lent. Now, I know that during Lent, we're supposed to be making a meaningful sacrifice. However, like many other Americans, I've reinterpreted this to include doing something to make my life a bit more healthy. In past, I've given up Diet Coke, red meat, chocolate (in all it's wonderful forms), etc. I have a friend who gave up smoking and another who gave up swearing.
Some years, I've skipped Lent. Like last year. I figured that losing my job was enough of a sacrifice.
Today, I'm still working that contract job. So, I thought I'd do something. I was considering giving up chocolate. But then I was thinking, I don't really have any vices. I don't smoke. I barely drink. I eat right most of the time. I don't drink soda. A person should have one vice, right ? LOL !!
That's what I posted on a Lent thread in the Spark Cafe. I posted that I would probably give up chocolate for 40 days. BUT... inspiration struck in the form of a reply from another member. Member ZIGGY122 said that they were going to DONATE one can of food to a food pantry for each of the 40 days. Perfect ! Absolutely Perfect ! What a wonderful idea.
So, I said I'm in too. I'm going to donate either one can of food, box of cereal, baby food or some other food item to my local food pantry for each day of Lent. As Ziggy said in their reply, imagine how many families will have a nice Easter meal because of those donations ?
I'm in, hope some of my Spark Buddies are too.