This event should be televised
Oh my goodness, this year is moving extremely fast, its unbelievable, I’m in shock, we’re already in February, its been over a month since I last spoke to him (and other stories). Lent is around the corner, 2 days to be precise, and it just dawned on me and I praised my smooth skin in the mirror this morning, I haven’t decided on my “sacrifice” for this Lenten season.
Thank God I discovered “fasting” soon enough, food is not the only thing you must give up, it is symbolic of things you can’t live without, but then there are a gazillion things man depends on. In the past I’ve given up chocolates (grade 12 and 13), gave up cursing and *** in college, and recently I decided not to give up something but to give back, so last time I was “nice” to people or was that in 2006. No in 2006, I did the traditional fasting (I gave up food on Wednesdays and didn’t have anything with blood on Fridays). So this year, I wondered what I would give up for lent, so many vices, I gave up sugar this year, for health reasons, I like liqueur but I am not dependent on it, in fact I could go without alcohol for months and not feel a thing (side note: I learnt a blogger does not “drink” am still stunned by that discovery!).
The one thing that I cannot get enough of, I’ve been hooked on it since I discovered it, I’m so hooked on it that if I go a week without it, I’d go crazy, its my crack if you will. Sometimes when I tell myself I’d leave it and find myself going back to it, I think “gosh, this is what addiction feels like” and then I thank God its not cocaine! Phew. I have an addictive trait and that’s why I like to stop things before I get into them. I remember when special K first came out with the strawberry and cereal thing and I tried it with soy milk, that was all I’d eat, I’d have special K for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I kid you not, when Indomie noodles first came out, it was all I’d eat, we were lucky to have gotten cartons of them so I just ate like it was going out of style. So many near addictions that I can’t even get into…. (Chuckling at memories) Anyways this Lenten season, I’m giving up DIET PEPSI! I’m hooked on diet pepsi, it’s so bad, at one time I was going through a pack of 24 in a week! I just enjoy the taste and the fuzziness, and the feel of it, I don’t know why I love diet Pepsi, perhaps it’s the refreshing taste or the caffeine, or the lightness I just love Pepsi, but I figure if I can give it up just as Jesus gave up food in the desert for 40 days, then I can do anything. And the 7 bucks can go towards something nicer like cigarettes (I joke)
Anyway, this lenten season, I intend to be a better person, grow spiritually, read my bible, be nicer to everyone, go to Church on sundays, I might even join the choir, and of course, I'll be at stations of the cross on fridays, this lent, I'll leave this lenten period a better person.