Today is Fat Tuesday. The day where people indulge their glutinous selves in preparation for the Lenten Season where many will give up something- whether it be an indulgence such as chocolate, pop, sweets, coffee, or alcohol, or something such as being negative or giving up television. In any case it seems to be in an attempt to be closer to God or redefine their faith. I am no theologian so I will not pretend to understand why giving up your daily cuppa joe equates to Jesus in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.
I have my own faith and my own beliefs and I believe each person's faith is their own damn business and unless you get up in my face with your religious beliefs then I live and let live. But when Lent starts- the world is full of the pious that display more self-denial than a hunger strike. Chocolate, cheese, carbs, pop, pizza, and pie…nothing is safe from the swearing-offs of the season. The judgmental and self righteous come out of the woodwork to look down upon us "sinners" shaking their heads in disapproval.
|Things I should just give up|
I feel like I make sacrifices on an almost daily basis- I am a mom after all. But I am not expecting some grand reward for what I do. It is just what I do, It's not necessarily hard (well, not all the time) and I might be a better person for it, I would like to think so anyway.