Remember the concept of not only giving up during Lent, but taking up.
What can we take up that will improve our lives and the lives of others this Lent?
A Lenten Reflection
Give up complaining – focus on gratitude
Give up pessimism – become an optimist
Give up harsh judgements – think kindly thoughts
Give up worry – trust Divine Providence
Give up discouragement – be full of hope
Give up bitterness – turn to forgiveness
Give up hatred – return good for evil
Give up negativism – be positive
Give up anger – be more patient
Give up pettiness – become mature
Give up gloom – enjoy the beauty that is all around you
Give up jealousy – pray for trust
Give up gossiping – control your tongue
Give up sin – turn to virtue
Give up giving up – hang in there!