What I Didn’t Give Up

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday and Happy International Women’s Day to all of my beautiful and powerful ladies out there!

For this #feelgoodfriday I decided to talk about what I am doing for Lent this year. I don’t really talk about my religion on my social platforms, and this really isn’t completely about religion either, but I am using Lent and my beliefs to instill something more in my life!

So for Lent you are usually expected to give something up to reflect on what the Lord gave up for us and sacrificed for us during this time. While I was sitting in the pew on Ash Wednesday, still not sure what I was going to give up, I realized something:

Lent is a time for gratitude, reflection, and appreciation. 

So instead of giving up a material item this year, I have decided to instill something instead.

I have decided to instill those things that the church tries to teach us every year during lent: gratitude, reflection, and appreciation.

I have always been a huge fan of self-reflection. Throughout my college years I really started diving into it, but lately it has not been something I have practiced frequently. So for lent, I have decided to start practicing it everyday along with prayer.

Whether you are a believer or not, I feel like self-reflection is so important for growth and learning about the world around you and yourself.

Don’t know where to start? I’ve got you!

Like I have said before, this might not be your thing and I am seriously not all-knowing, this is just what I am doing and I thought maybe this could help you on your journey too!

These are the questions I ask myself everyday now:

  • What am I doing to learn?
  • What am I doing to grow?
  • What am I grateful for?
  • What am I doing for others?
  • What am I doing for myself?

I personally either write in my journal the answers to these questions or I just think about them when I have 5 minutes of free time!

I also made a template for you to keep or share with others as well!

Daily Reflection


I hope you have an amazing weekend! Let me know what you think of today’s post! Let’s talk about it!

Stay curious and kind,