My parents raised me to be Catholic. I attended private, religious schools from Kindergarten through University. Although I’m not the perfect follower, I attend church on the major religious holidays and generally do my best to follow the church’s doctrines. I have never committed adultery or killed anyone. But, I have sassed my parents. You get the picture.
Lent begins this week. It’s kind of like the Catholic time to make New Year’s Resolutions except you’re supposed to super seriously follow them and make the world a better place while strengthening your spirituality. It’s a time to experience reflection and deprivation. This year, like most years, I intend to give up soda.
As such, I have been drinking unhealthy amounts for the last week. I mostly pound Cokes, but Root Beer and 7-Up have made appearances too. It’s starting to affect me: sugar highs, unquenchable thirst, sleeplessness.
What about you? What’s something you would be willing to temporarily give up?