Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. I’m not Catholic, but at times I do give up something in these 40 days that is really a sacrifice. I love making promises to God to give up vices that are not for my good anyway. Last year, I spent Lent reading The Purpose Driven Life and starting to get my walk with Christ on track. During this time, I go into prayer, fasting and charity. I know that I should do this year round (and for the most past I do….well except the fasting part), but I make special effort at Lent.
This year I was approached by my twitter play cousin, @ShaiUnfiltered, about taking a reality TV break for Lent. I went into immediate protest, lol. I’m a little obsessed with trashy reality shows, but they have been making me a little weary. Sometimes I get stressed out by seeing black women behaving badly for a check. It works my nerves so much that I end up fussing at the TV. This has caused Boo Thangto stop wanting to watch TV with me….or when he does, he refuses to let me enjoy it! I would keep watching it to get a rise out of him (rebellious spirit…can’t help it), but that first reason is enough to let me know that I should give it up.
I have a Twitter support system, so I should be good to go. The fact that Boo Thang thinks I’ll break after week 2 is also motivation.
Here are the rules:
- No VH1! (Let’s be honest….they are the world’s worst. I can’t even watch the channel for fear that I will get stuck)
- No reality programming where there are fight involved or any drama that happens for absolutely NO REASON!
- Positive reality shows are excluded (Say Yes To The Dress, The Voice and the like)
- Valid from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday. 40 DAYS.
Wish me luck!!!