Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What are YOU giving up for Lent?

I asked my husband this last night. And he said, "Well I plan to diet and get in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day." Since when has Lent become a New Year's resolution-type deal? Remember how Jesus gave his life for us and all that? Umm...I do.

But really, I retorted with something to the effect of "You're so lame! It's not about what you are giving up for Lent, it's what you are GIVING for Lent." He said that was good. Really insightful. Really deep.

Insert cute baby picture here.
I was inspired by my new neighbor, who, while I was at PJ storytime last night, dropped off a bowl of beef stew, a hunk of bread, and some brownies. Just because. And it was bomb.

For Lent, I want to do a good deed every day. Something cheesy like pay for the people behind me at the drive-thru or give a homeless guy a $20 instead of my leftover change. I want to document here, not because I want to be all like "Hey, I did this awesome, selfless thing today." More because I want to be accountable to something/someone.

My first good deed:
Wrote my lonely Grandma a note just to say I love her. I think she'll like it. I don't know if this qualifies as a good deed. It's more like a nice thing to do.  I'm warming up, okay?
I'm considering this picture a good deed since it made you laugh.


  1. Laura said...

    The pic did make me laugh. :) And I love your idea for Lent. I may have to steal it for a future year. (Is it bad to use the word steal in the same paragraph as Lent?) But this year I am not giving up anything either. Just rebuilding my relationship with God and the Church. Trying to focus on the reason for Lent. But I love your blog!!

  2. Becky said...

    Thanks, Laura. You're the best. I'll keep you updated. Hopefully, I'll stick with it.

  3. christina said...

    I love this idea for Lent! Looking forward to seeing how God works through you this season.

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