Here it is: Lent
I am not a religious person, so Lent has no significant spiritual meaning, but here is a specified period of time, forty days, set aside to accomplish some purpose. What activity could one do, or not do, for a forty day stint, that would be interesting, beneficial, healthy, or fun?
What indulgence could I "give up for Lent" that would be worth the effort? Dessert? I sometimes skip dessert anyway, that wold not be a special event. Wine, Women, Song. I could do without them for forty days, except, I already do.
Maybe joining the exercise program at the old folks home would be beneficial.... and I could endure it, if I knew it would be over in forty days. Hmm...sounds too much like WORK.
There seems to be nothing I want to give up for forty day, and nothing I want to undertake for forty days, so this Lent will pass, like past Lents as phenomenon that other people practice.