Wednesday, February 22, 2012 began what many people call Lent;  a ritual whereby many people give up something for a period of time in anticipation of a celebration of new beginnings.
Here are some things you might consider giving up:
– Winning an argument
– Talking negatively about others
– Lamenting missed opportunities
– Resentment toward someone
– Anxiety about the future
– Focusing on your perceived weaknesses
– Listening to negative news
– Repeating gossip
Lent is not about giving up something that you enjoy in an effort to somehow please God. You’re to give up something that’s holding you back. The benefit of such a practice as Lent is that you give yourself time to create new habits which will enhance your soul’s expression.