I stare at the last chocolate covered, custard filled paczki (pronounced "poonch-key") and sigh. I'm a chocolate fanatic and lately I've indulged that weakness quite a bit.
At our last Girl's Night Out I had my first chocolate martini. Later that night I wrote on my facebook wall that if they don't serve them in heaven, I'm not going!
Last week I had dinner with a friend and for dessert we shared a hot fudge sundae that we kept pushing back and forth and saying, "No! You eat the rest!" Guess who ate the rest?
Then I bought the paczkis thinking I would only eat half of one. That didn't quite work out either. Then I watched my husband scrape the chocolate off of one them! I nearly fainted! I have to eat them to save the waste!
I know it's silly, but to those of us who love chocolate, it's the logical choice to give it up for Lent. Sometimes I think it would be easier to give up shopping, but that might be a whole other issue.
Speaking of other issues, my daughter deactivated her facebook page. We talked about her giving that up for Lent. For a young person this might be the equivalent to withdrawal from a powerful drug and I reminded her that Lent was forty days. We'll see if she can make it through the night!
Lent is a time to sacrifice the things we love so we can cleanse the soul and be ready to greet our Lord Easter Sunday in our purist form. Then I might need a little sustenance.