Today is Ash Wednesday. I usually give up something for Lent, sometimes I take up something (like, trying to be nice to people I find challenging). Last year I had a money jar for every time I slipped up - after a few days I had to reduce the fee, but I still managed to donate a large sum of money to a friend doing the CEO sleepout in June. While that's a great cause, I do hope I don't donate so much from a Lenten discipline this year.
This is the first year I'm giving up alcohol. I'm not a big drinker, but I have noticed an increase in my intake over the summer. School nights are alcohol-free so I'll just be pretending every night is a school night for a while.
Usually I give up peanut butter (I love the stuff) and it's on the list this year as well. Again, I've just had way too much of it lately. Chocolate... well... I haven't actually been eating much of it recently so it doesn't feel like it qualifies, but I'll try not to replace my peanut butter addiction with a chocolate overdose. I will also be trying to do something artistic every week.