zkojq From Armenia, joined Sep 2011, 2149 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2621 times:
Haven't decided yet...I should probably hurry up and do so. Last year I managed to successfully give up chocolate for the entirety of Lent, something I'm rather proud of. Maybe it will be coffee and soft-drink this year.
RussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7805 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2466 times:
When Orthodox Lent actually starts, which is in about a month, there'll be no animal products or alcohol for the duration (except for a token amount where allowed on feasts), and will try to modify my behaviour to be more focused on God, giving more and helping others.
Lent should be more than just a giving things up contest. Behaviours and attitudes are important too.
✈ Every strike of the hammer is a blow against the enemy. ✈
pvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 2810 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
Alcohol. I haven't felt like drinking alcohol at all after I got some amazing Mojito drinks in Thailand during my trip there soon after Christmas, now everything that I can get within 50km from here tastes just boring.
For summer I might get some ingredients and make my own though.
"Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable." - Voltaire
L0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1933 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
Years ago I had a classmate whose filthy rich family would "give up" red meat and poultry for lent. They would feast on the finest seafood in the best restaurants in town, they even had a chef come over to their McMansion and prepare vegetarian and seafood meals for them, so much for giving up!
babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2334 times:
You don't have to give up anything. You can actually start doing something new,something positive for you and the people and world around you. Like doing the garden for the old lady down the street for free, or not swearing in front of kids etc.
Not participating in Lent is the highest selfish act there is.