During lent I give up meat, chocolate and fried foods for 40 days. The older I get the harder it is. My family never questions me but my friends ask me why do I have to give up so much? Why not just chocolate. I could stop eating for 40 days and it would not be enough. I thank God for his sacrifice and it is such a small way for me to let Him know that I haven't forgotten the meaning of lent and why I'm still here. Thank you! I'm off to make fried eggs, bacon and lots of toast.