You've all seen them. The posts telling you that Diet Coke is going to kill you. The aspartame is poison. Blah, blah, blah. Diet Coke is my vice. Well, that and chocolate of course. I have only had Diet Coke once since Lent started. And then it was on a Sunday. I am not a die hard Lent person. Some years I do great at giving something up and sometimes I don't. I didn't grow up with Lent as part of our church tradition but met people who did when I went away to college.
Yesterday I almost caved. I could feel the withdrawal headache beginning behind my eyes, I was subbing, and knew that refreshing, bubbly, cold beverage from the vending machine down the hall would make it all better. Yet, I held strong. It may have been the fact that I didn't have any cash on me that helped but that is neither here nor there. :)
Are you giving something up for Lent? If so what is is and what helps you stay strong?