can I give up Facebook for 40 days?

Today, I must give something up.

And as of this post, I still don't know what indulgence I will be without for the next few weeks.

Today is Ash Wednesday.

And as a Catholic, I am to make some kind of personal sacrifice to mimic how Jesus fasted and abstained the days leading up to his death.

But what would I give up?

A few days ago, I read a story in the Wall Street Journal about some Christians giving up Facebook for Lent.

And sadly, I knew I wouldn't be able to give up social networking. My TweetDeck works overtime.

Then I suggested to a friend that I give up swearing. My trucker mouth could use the break. But then my friend said I'd never be able to get through work without at least one obscenity.

I'm still pondering it though.

I thought about giving up alcohol. But then I thought about all the girls' nights I would miss. And what about my nightcaps?

Candy seems so passe'.

And coffee would be simply impossible. I go through terrible caffeine withdrawals.

So what's left?

Are you giving something up this Lenten season? Any suggestions for me?


  1. My kids told me to give up the computer. I don't think I could do it. Sorry, I don't have any suggestions. I'm at a loss myself.

  2. You can't give up FB!! :) You said you were not putting cream or sugar in your coffee the other day. So, can you give up cream & sugar for 40 days. :)

  3. I was always taught it is two-fold --giving up as well as GIVING. I have chosen only a few things to omit from my lifestyle over the next 6 or 7 weeks....but have also chosen to DO and GIVE more (if there is anymore to give!!!) my family, FOR me and any situation I come across where I normally would have just passed by it. I know I am talking in vague examples, but every person needs to apply them to their own 24 hour day!!! Good luck, my friend!!!!

  4. What about giving up shopping or soda? I was always so bad about lent... but im not catholic anymore so i just eat/shop for everyone that cant. hahaha - Jaci

  5. So I have given up cursing AND alcohol. Yup, we'll see how that goes!

    Jen, I could never give up the laptop!

    Yolanda, I was giving up on the cream and sugar for health reasons. Funny since I still had some chocolate today :)

    Dani, how are you going to give even more?!?!

    Um Jaci, I've given up on shopping because the economy stinks and I'm so broke!

  6. No why would you want to go and do a thing like that???? LOL!!!

  7. You're off facebook for the next month??

    Let the trashing begin...


    Love Ya, Mo..


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