Giving Up | Lent Begins

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

I have never been all that good at giving things up and I've also never taken part in Lent before, but over the last couple of years I have been bought closer to God - through a bad experience and through his connection with one of my dear friends - and although Lent isn't actually specified in the Bible, I do feel it is important to follow His teachings.

Whether you observe lent for religious reasons or not, it is a fantastic way to accomplish something - to prove to yourself that you can keep to something and that you do have will power to follow through with it. I know it will inspire me and motivate me, aswell as helping me to appreciate the things I have and how lucky I am to enjoy them everyday.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday - which falls on the 10 February this year - and ends on Easter day, and this year I have decided to give up Chocolate and bread for these 46 days. Chocolates and bread are 2 things which I indulge in entirely too much (we still have way too much hanging around from Christmas!) and I know this will be a hard test for me but I am determined to do it!

It is important to take a step back and realise how lucky we are once in a while. We take so much for granted in our modern lives and I think its going to be very eye-opening for me to do this. I am looking forward to being tested and hopefully it will make me think twice about what I have in the future before I consider it an everyday convenience.

What have you decided to give up for Lent this year?


  1. This is so true! I love how you're motivating yourself and trying to do something new. I think I'll have to give up bread as well and mm maybe sushi? (I love it so much) Good post! :)

  2. Chocolate is too good, so I totally feel you. Good luck, Emma!

    Be | lovefrombe

  3. Thankyou Be - its dragging so bad hehe!