Last year I tried to give up chocolate for Lent. I did pretty well for awhile and then while in Peru I couldn’t resist some chocolate treats. It was a cultural thing, ya know? I didn’t want to hold back.
So I decided to recommit this year. My birthday fell on Ash Wednesday without me realizing it so I got started a day late but now I’m in wholeheartedly. (Good thing I ate all those Godiva chocolates Richard got for my birthday in one night.)
Then I got a book in the mail from my wise older brother and his kind wife. The book is called The Power of Half. You can read a great article about it here. In my birthday card my brother mentioned that Alexander Solzhenitsyn felt that what we Americans need is to better exercise voluntary self-restraint.
I have not
had made much time for reading lately and so I thought what better way to read the book than to exercise voluntary self-restraint in the process. Terrible sentence. What I am saying is that I am going to give up blogging for a week in order to read this book. I would turn off my computer completely for a week but I do use it for some practical purposes.
JoJo out for self-improvement.