The day of Lent is upon us. It is ash Wednesday. It has been years since I have actually given up anything for Lent but this year I am thinking about it. I only have a few hours left to decide. I have actually given up things in the past. Like when I was in my 20's, but I gave that up long ago. This year I think I will. I wish I had made a big thing of it when my child was small. She knows about giving things up but has never done it either.
What? I was thinking Coke. It is the only soda I like to drink and I do not drink it that often but when
I want one, I really want one because I have not had one in months. Many that would be a good choice because it might be easy to achieve that goal. Then I was thinking coffee...not give up but wean. I know that if you stop drinking it cold turkey the caffeine headaches for me will set in. That might be the better goal. to limit the amount of coffee I drink because right now it is at least once cup a day...maybe two.
I spend at least an hour a day at my local Barnes and Noble or a Starbucks doing work and having a coffee when I do. I think that is it. From coffee 7 days a week....to gently whittle that down without the headaches to may a few cups a week. That would be a good goal that would better my health as well. Even as I write this I am sitting in a book store having a nice BIG cup of coffee. I also make coffee at home. That would even help financially as well. Just make coffee at home and have no coffee when I am out. That will be a savings.
So coffee it is...reducing and saving money. Only coffee at home. Lent. It will be a long season.