I've decided to give something up for Lent. I'm not sure why, I never have before, and I don't even really know what Lent is.
Actually, I've been intrigued by a book I heard about called Give It Up! : My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less. I didn't read it or anything, but apparently some woman gave up something for a month, a different thing each month, and in the process she learned things or appreciated things or something. And I think maybe I should do that because, I really don't appreciate any of this crap. :)
Okay, here's a quote from the Amazon page.
Like most people, Mary Carlomagno was stressed out, overscheduled, and tripping over the clutter of her days -- until she decided to take control and simplify her life. Each month she renounced one thing: alcohol, shopping, elevators, newspapers, cell phones, dining out, television, taxis, coffee, cursing, chocolate, and multitasking. During the course of the year, Mary took stock of her life, discovered what was really important, and gained a deeper appreciation for the world around her.
From the stuff she gave up, the only one I'd really have trouble with would be for television.
But, I guess this would be my list.
Fast food and ice cream. (except I gave that up 10 days ago)
Movies and restaurants.
Hmm. Before I started writing the list, I thought I'd probably end up giving up television this month, but I'm curious now, what would happen if I stopped making jokes about everything. That's very interesting. I'm not sure I'm capable of it. I even made a joke a second ago about not appreciating any of this crap. I appreciate many things. Maybe, I could use a personality makeover, I'm not entirely happy with the current state of affairs.
Okay, that's what I'll do. I won't make any jokes about things for the whole month of March. I'll say what I really feel.