Looking for something to give up for Lent? You might try searching the Twitter hashtag #Lent2018. Unless, that is, you're one of the people giving up social media. That's one popular choice as faithful make small and large sacrifices leading up to Easter. Another option is doing something extra to serve others. View the photos below for some ideas.
Given the divide in our country's political climate, offer a kind ear to those with whom you disagree.
File photo by BILL FEIG
Fast Food Real Food
Abstain from a favorite fast food. Your heart — and waistline — will thank you.
File photo by David Duprey
No more chocolate — you can hold off until those Cadbury eggs show up on Easter morning.
Advocate staff file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK
Lay off the booze. Luckily Lent doesn't fall in football season, but you do have to get through St. Paddy's Day.
Unplug from social media and make it a priority to have more face-to-face conversations with friends and family.
Call Mom (copy)
Call your momma. Just do it.
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING
Clean up your language.
Advocate staff file photo by John Ballance
Check on elderly neighbors or those with health issues. Sometimes, a little conversation is the best medicine.
AP file photo by Tony Dejak
If you haven't yet, STOP smoking.
As Ellen Degeneres says, "Be kind to one another." We couldn't agree more.