Probably 99% if the people who read this blog know that I'm LDS. I love my religion and am grateful for the peace it has brought to me during my life, but I LOVE other religions and religious practices. Hanukkah is such a beautiful holiday. My sister actually celebrates this holiday with her family by lighting a menorah and giving presents. I would have to say my personal non-LDS practice would be the Catholic Lent. You can read about it HERE.
Ever since I was about 15 years old I've been giving up something for Lent. I've done everything from sugar to cussing. My sisters can get pretty creative, giving up elevators and gluttony for example. I always thought it was such great timing...coming right after New Year's resolutions had bit the dust, it is a time of renewal. I time to start over and really get it right this time...can anyone say Atonement?
So, what'll it be this year? I'm still thinking of mine, but would love to hear if any of you would like to join in. Come on. Just give up for once and don't even feel guilty about it.