If you’re Catholic, you would know that the season of Lent is upon us, which starts on Ash Wednesday (February 17) and ends on Black Saturday (April 3). It’s 40 days of repenting for your sins, praying, fasting, and giving up things to practice self-discipline. Most common sacrifices include giving up meat, alcohol, or even the internet especially during Holy Week. Scrap the usual things we give up, check out these hilarious ones we found:
I told my mom I was giving up men for lent and she goes “well sweetie i think they got that memo a few months early” pic.twitter.com/iYyn9mMyi7
— Sassy Seminary Student (@LeahBSassy) February 16, 2021
Her mom didn’t have to roast her like that!
I have nothing to give up for Lent because I have nothing left pic.twitter.com/YatS4PeOJo
— liv ™ (@oliviazao) February 16, 2021
The past year has been really challenging and we’re pretty sure we’ve already given up enough that we’re running dry. When will this madness end?
Giving up work for lent y’all be safe out there
— Brianna (@briannarose__) February 16, 2021
If you’ve been feeling stuck and no longer think you aren’t growing in your current job — this is your sign, sis. Mag-resign ka na. But for the workaholic: at least try to avoid overtime! Just for 40 days — you can do it.
i am giving up breakout rooms for lent
— georgia (@_georgiamooney_) February 16, 2021
Going on Zoom calls is already taxing. Going on a separate call with a room full of strangers where you’re forced to interact? I’m tapping out.
My mom just texted me and told me she is giving up TikTok for Lent.
— Cryptid Queen (@MidwestBasic) February 15, 2021
Tiktok has taken social media by storm last year with the endless dance crazes, funny skits, and hacks you didn’t know about. One second you’re watching a random vid and the next, two hours had already gone by. Are you giving up any social media accounts this year?
Getting out of bed
for lent i will officially be giving up the act of getting out of bed in the morning
— Holly H (@HollyH) February 16, 2021
Haven’t we all been doing this? We’re forgetting the benefits of following a routine for productivity and fully embracing the advantage of studying or working remotely: you can work in the comforts of your bed. With pee and food breaks, of course.
Insecurities and self-doubt
giving up insecurities and self doubt for lent
— honeybun (@ShadyShadae) February 16, 2021
Enough with self-deprecating jokes disguised as cries for help — we’re owning it this year. It may be a tough choice to start but there are people who have continued this even after the season of Lent and have changed for the better. If they can do it, you can do it too!
But if you’re really done:
i think for lent i am going to give up
— ale (@lexcohe_) February 15, 2021
This tweet didn’t have to be so loud! It’s just 40 days, right? Then maybe we can start again once it’s over. Just let me sulk in peace. *sigh*
What are you giving up for Lent this year? Tell us below!