It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Lent….
…..everywhere you turn. I don’t think that’s right. There’s really no song.
I’m not Catholic and I’ve only really been going to church faithfully for three years, but I give something up for Lent. I’m not exactly sure why, I should look into that. A couple of years ago we gave up fast food. It was liberating. We had been eating a lot of fast food up until that point, but we stopped and never actually went back to the way we were eating it before.
This year I’m giving up my favorite gossip website. I’m embarrassed to say that I go to a gossip website, but I think acceptance is the first step to recovery. I actually don’t know what “they” say about recovery, but there it is. It’s out there. I’m addicted to Perez Hilton. Oh my gosh, now I’ve said the website and that’s even more embarrassing. I go there several times a day to make sure I’m not missing out on anything. What could I possibly be missing out on? Nothing that affects me, I just like to be informed. But not informed about world news or anything, I like to be informed about celebrity gossip. It’s my porn.
There was a passage this week in church that really touched me and it was Proverbs 28:19 and says, “He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.” And I realized how much time I waste on fantasies. Mainly my lottery fantasy. I don’t even play the lottery, but I have a lottery fantasy. The reason I mention this is that in my lottery fantasy I marry Vince Vaughn, and now we’re back to celebrity gossip. It’s really a celebrity/lottery fantasy. I’m now officially in a shame spiral and can’t stop, but there it is. Back to the current subject: Lent and what I’m giving up.
Good-bye, Perez Hilton (and fast food), I’ll miss you; but hopefully I’ll get over you soon and never go back. I’m sure you won’t miss my clicks every day as you have a huge following, and there will always be people looking for celebrity gossip.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress, and I’ll be thinking of a list of things I should have given up like Diet Coke, sweets, TV, Vince Vaughn fantasies, blogging, etc. There’s so much but I have to start somewhere.