Giving Up

“At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn’t think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped-and I haven’t had a cigarette since. “

– Ethel Merman

With J. gone, most of my friends moved far away, many of those who remain going through their own trials, cooking for one, a relatively empty house, and (the final straw) this lingering cold, I’ve gotten lazy, kittens.  Horribly.

So, I’m giving up being lazy for Lent.

I am going to be a bit more purposeful this season, a bit more proactive, and I am going to spend a lot less time horizontal and near comatose on the couch.  I am going to make a concentrated effort to see more of my friends and family, take on a few tiny projects here and there, and pay better attention to my overall health.  More books, less TV.  More vegetables, less junk.  You know.  The usual.

Anyone else giving something up for the good of your souls/psyche/mental state about this time of year?

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