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Old 09.03.2011, 14:26
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Fianna Fail are giving up 58 seats in the Dail this year - mind you, I'd still recommend Cowen and Harney to lay off the chocolate...
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Old 09.03.2011, 14:31
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Well, I've found that one of the results that comes with giving up things "for Lent" is that it is a great aid in breaking bad habits - and potentially forming new ones.

It was while giving up drinking for Lent way back in the day that I managed to convince my friends to teach me to drive as I would be sober anyhow and would be happy to be a designated driver.


Soo... I'm thinking I'm going to try "giving up" complaining about things that I think should be done (by hubby) and instead focus more on the good (or even the mundane) things he does do. ♥
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Old 09.03.2011, 14:54
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I'm giving up outdated religious traditions for lent.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

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Soo... I'm thinking I'm going to try "giving up" complaining about things that I think should be done (by hubby) and instead focus more on the good (or even the mundane) things he does do. ♥
I like this. I heard some people 'add' something to their lifestyle during Lent, like giving an honest compliment a day to a random person.
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Old 09.03.2011, 14:57
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I like this. I heard some people 'add' something to their lifestyle during Lent, like giving an honest compliment a day to a random person.
What, like "Nice pair of t1ts, darling!"
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What, like "Nice pair of t1ts, darling!"
Yeah, something along those lines.
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Old 09.03.2011, 15:26
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Just make sure you don't come to pick me up for the KFC run this time Zymogen. I may get slapped.....
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Soo... I'm thinking I'm going to try "giving up" complaining about things that I think should be done (by hubby) and instead focus more on the good (or even the mundane) things he does do. ♥
Well I've given up my hair for lent. Otherwise, I like this idea of adding something positive each day. Not that I really give much of a crap since I am a lapsed Catholic.
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Well I've given up my hair for lent. Otherwise, I like this idea of adding something positive each day. Not that I really give much of a crap since I am a lapsed Catholic.

Same here

No church (or extremely rarely) and so very few of the sacraments done on any regular basis. One thing that sticks though is a bit of a "nod" toward the Lenten season, trying to change some habits (at least temporarily) and also trying to remember to have fish on Friday.

As a kid I remember that my mother always either made tuna casserole on Fridays or (when we were a bit older) left fish sticks and french fries for us to have while she and my father went to bowling league. Somehow Fish on Friday just feels a bit right - in Daytona, Filet of Fish goes on sale during Lent even.

Thinking about it, I may nip out tomorrow to see what looks good for Friday's dinner.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

oddly enough nobody is giving the EF.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I'm giving up refined sugars. I think it's going to be much harder than I think, but why not? I love the sheer pleasure I get out of a Creme Egg with a cup of tea or a few squares of chocolate after dinner. I think not having that for 40 days will really make me reflect on and find deeper appreciation for life's little pleasures.

BUT - I like honey in my coffee and I don't consider raw honey a refined sugar, so I'm not giving that up...
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oddly enough nobody is giving the EF.
It's Lent not a nuclear holocaust.
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Old 09.03.2011, 18:09
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Last year I gave up Facebook. It was rather transcendental. I had more time and that resulted in seeing people face-to-face more often! Now that we've moved here and I keep in touch with so many people at home primarily through Facebook, it wouldn't be as beneficial. I do recommend it, though.
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I like this. I heard some people 'add' something to their lifestyle during Lent, like giving an honest compliment a day to a random person.
Just smile to others, real smile, with the heart, it's worth thousand honest compliments
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Any kind of sugar
For the rest, I haven't the heart to do so..
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Old 10.03.2011, 02:05
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Aparently giving up Carbon is all the rage- at least that's what I heard in NPR. I haven't figured out how they do it yet though. I am seriously considering giving up on my god Obama, since he isn't closing Guantanomo; the alertnatives are bleak though. I suppose it will be chocolate- again!

Guess what 21 Philly priests have had to give up for Lent?
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Though not Catholic, I like the idea of Lent and giving up something that is a regular part of my life- if for no other reason than to remind myself that my will is stronger than my weakness. That said, I'm on day two of a coffee-free Lent. Considering coffee is for me a social activity, a morning activity, and a work activity, it is indeed pervading my everyday life.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I gave up giving up things....
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Old 10.03.2011, 16:14
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I've already given everything up - my job, alcohol, sugar, exercise...there really isn't much left. Okay, I could try cigarettes, but the more I think about giving those up, more tempting alcohol seems.
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