Today is Mardi Gras, which was celebrated at our office by copious consumption of King Cake. Yum.
I’ve been thinking about giving up something for Lent, something that’s very near and dear to my heart. That something is reading for pleasure. I think all of you have seen my monthly reading lists and know that I am a voracious reader. I am not Catholic, but I sometimes like to give something up anyway. Why? Because it’s a good time to reflect on how great our lives are – that we can give up reading or chocolate or eating out or any number of other things, and consider something so simple as a hardship.
So, what do you think? I would also like to add a guideline that I would be allowed to read only while at the gym. Do you think that would be cheating? If I weren’t reading at the gym, I would only be watching “When I Was 17” or “Two and a Half Men” or whatever was equally ridiculous on the gym TVs. That gym time would give me a chance to read the book for book club but would set specifc reading parameters.
Okay, what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?