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8 ideas to do during Lent

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Lent has officially begun. Lent is the 40 day period before Easter Sunday where Christians reflect and make some changes to be closer to Jesus. Catholics and some Christian religions give up something or add something to go further in their spiritual journey.

If you haven't given up something yet and not quite sure what you want to do, here are some alternative ideas.

Pick a charity that really appeals to you. Focus on helping them as much as possible by spreading the word about them, raising money, giving money or any other way you can help.

Start at home. Be more positive and loving with your spouse and children even when you aren't feeling up to it.

Go to church. Even if you've been away from a church for weeks or years, it's never too late to return.

Put down the technology and be with those right in front of you. Go out with relatives, reconnect with friends, go make new friends.

Purge your closets for clothes for the homeless. Better yet, go buy new children's clothes and toys for a shelter.

Pay someone a compliment everyday.

Instead of just telling someone you love them, act on it. Be kind in your words and actions.

Look at your life and see if you need to re examine your actions, behavior, lifestyle etc. Do you think Jesus would be happy with your choices?

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