Well, I'm observing my liquid fast from sunup to sundown today.
And I tried for forever to figure out what.in.the.world to give up.
My boyfriend is giving up games. That's HUGE.
His sister is giving up chocolate. That's HUGE.
I finally settled on these:
no soft drinks (that's fairly big lately)
no cookies (that's almost huge. a huge in lowercase, perhaps.)
nothing on my phone but actual phone calls when driving...even at stoplights or in rush hour. (um, that's something I needed to do ANYWAY)
I think I'll also be observing the no meat on Fridays bit. I haven't made that decision for SURE yet, but most likely I will.
I wrestled a bit with the fact that my sacrifice isn't nearly as impressive as others that I know of.
And then I realized that everything on my list is a healthy choice. Something that is GOOD for me. And realizing that made me realize that I'm still in that "body as a temple" mode. So I'm going to be even more diligent during Lent about what I'm putting in my body...how my sleep habits affect me...if convenience foods are really worth it...
I really think that's what God wants me to focus on right now.
What about you? Are you observing Lent at all? How?