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What To Give Up For Lent

What To Give Up For Lent

By Dan_Bergstein

Lent starts tomorrow! Are you ready? Let’s be clear and say that this post is not intended to mock anyone’s religious beliefs. We love everyone. We’re all friends here, right? And if we’re not friends, I’m going to need my sweatshirt back. For those unfamiliar with Lent, it’s the 40-day period before Easter, during which those who observe Lent are asked to give up something in honor of Jesus. It’s a solemn and genuine gesture of self-sacrifice that helps one reflect on God and the coming Holy Week.

From this holy tradition comes celebrations prior to Lent, such as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Fasnacht Day (Donut Day), and other crazy parties all with the intent of getting the excitement (and fatty foods) out of your system before the somber time of Lent.

But how do you choose what to sacrifice for the Lenten season? It must be something that is truly difficult to give up, so giving up Chemistry homework doesn’t count. To help, we’ve listed a few select sacrifices, ranging in difficulty. What would be hardest to give up?

Difficult Things to Give Up

Sugar

The internet

Cell phones

Wood

Adjectives

Cloth

Cars

Shopping

The spacebar

Meat

Colors

Caffeine

Talking

Music

Electricity

Showers

Chocolate

Doors

Hydrogen

Easier Things to Give Up

TV

Pancakes

Adverbs

Complaining

Swear words

Facebook

Movies

Soda

Sex/Kissing (and/or flirting)

Video games

Talking on the phone

Combs (Brushes are still allowed)

Dimes

Screaming

Caves

Mercury

Hula hoops

Easiest Things to Give Up

Clogs

Zoo membership

High-fives

Squids

Drawbridges

Nicolas Cage movies

Lemons

White chocolate

Your neighbor's blender

Trapezes

Lightning

Cabbage

Easels

The Num-Lock key

Pinball

Einsteinium

Halloween

If you observe Lent, what will you give up?

Topics: Life
Tags: religion, holidays, easter, spring, list

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