Although I don't observe Lent in my own religion, I respect those who do and think it's a pretty cool thing actually. I have always been taught that "Sacrifice Brings Forth the Blessings of Heaven," and I believe that sacrificing things we love (and even the things we WANT - really bad!) will often lead to some of the greatest blessings in our lives. Often that doesn't mean we will have to sacrifice these things forever because remember, "to everything there is a season..." Giving up GLUTEN was something that brought so much happiness and health to my life - and that's lasted a lot more than 40 days now.....More like 2,555 days! Sacrifice leads to greater self-control, more self-confidence, and allows us to let God take control of our lives - rather than being controlled by addictions - even if those "addictions" are to things that are not necessarily bad for us all the time. So what are you giving up for LENT? Send me some comments!! And if you're still not sure - then go PALEO! Here's the Food Lover's Kitchen 30-day intro to Paleo - they have an eBook that can help you get started!