One of my girlfriends recently met up with her boyfriend (who had been having what can only be fondly called a really pathetic quarter-life crisis ) at which he asked for a few days “break” where they merely do not text or speak, but are still together. So what did she do? He told her he wanted a few days break and she said, “You can have 40.” How is this funny you may ask…Here’s a riddle…
What starts Wednesday, lasts 40 days, and ends on Easter?
My friend gave up her loser boyfriend for Lent. You just reacted one of two ways, 1. You laughed until you cried (my reaction), or 2. You don’t really think loser boyfriends qualify for Lent. So allow me to ease your worries, she also gave up fast food. That totally counts.
The moral of this story? Sometimes you have to stick to your guns, do what YOU think is right for YOU, and go for something, even if it scares you. For some people this is giving up their boyfriend (and a modicum of stability) for Lent. For others it is taking that next risk in your personal or professional life.
Give up something for 40 days that no longer serves you well.
Maybe after 40 days, you will realize you were better off without it.
Happy Tuesday bloggies! -Nat