Do you give up something for Lent?
Every year for as long as I can remember I have given up something, usually a food. I’ve given up chocolate or french fries more than once. Other years I have vowed to be more of something. I think last year I gave up complaining. That didn’t work well for me.
This year I decided to focus in a little more. Please don’t think I’m being lame, but I gave up complaining about commercials. Honestly, it is very difficult for me! I was out with my daughter the other day and we were complaining about a commercial before I even realized it. I had to stop myself.
Jim is happy though. He’s usually the one who has to listen to my commercial-hating-rant. If you don’t know me well, we run a home-based business. I used to be out and about more when my kids were growing up and I was running them around or volunteering, but now I just don’t get out a lot. I’ve tried to get in the habit of turning the tv off after the morning news, but quite often I just forget. It’s background noise all day. And I catch all the daytime commercials, whether I want to or not. And they bug me. And I complain. It’s hard not to.
So yes, I’ve been working hard on not complaining about commercials.
For sure this:
I could go on, but I’m absolutely not complaining right now. Just giving some examples. There are some that I really like. To be fair, another day I’ll hunt those down and share them.