Yes it’s a real holiday. I know because I invented it last year. You can read all about 2012’s Jewish Lent right here. I tried to give up complaining, but you know. It was tooooo harddddd. So this year I decided to give up something equally as vague—I’m no longer going to give in.
Children, “Buy me this. Get me that. Feed me dinner. Brush my hair.”
Husband, “Be nice to me. Don’t create a tornado in the closet.”
Cat, “Change my litter. Give me fresh water.”
Dog, “Let me outside. Rub my belly.”
Ugh so demanding.
I of course will not
deprive myself of anything because that’s not the point of Jewish Lent (that’s how it differs from just Christian Lent). This enables me to purchasing art from Dolen Geiman.
If my kids want some art I’m prepared to say “no”. If my dog wants a self portrait the answer is, “nope.”
Jewish Lent will not be easy (except for me of course). By the way, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow so you should get on it.
I know, I know. I’m Jewish. I don’t celebrate Lent. But hey, I support all religions and I really think I should stop complaining. Take today, for example. It’s raining. Hard. And I want an afternoon Starbucks . See? Complaining.
So in an effort to be more positive, I’m going to think about Spring. The season of awesomeness. And all my positive thoughts landed me at After Shower Shop — home of the most fantastic spring dresses around. And they’re totally affordable people! Which means you can buy more than one.
OK, so I’ve been doing some thinking since I started writing this post. I don’t think I’ll give up complaining for Lent after all. Why? Because I sort of excel at it.