I Gave Up Stress for Lent

A simple phone call pushed me over the edge. In a matter of minutes, my beautiful day filled with sunshine, pedicures, hair-dos and shopping was not the fun day I had planned. Now stress was added to my agenda. UGGGHHH. Have you ever been there? Then the thought hit me and I made a decision; I gave up stress for Lent.A simple phone call pushed me over the edge.  In a matter of minutes, my beautiful day filled with sunshine, pedicures, hair-dos and shopping was not the fun day I had planned. Now stress was added to my agenda. UGGGHHH.  Have you ever been there? Then the thought hit me and I made a decision; I gave up stress for Lent.
I researched for what people are giving up for Lent this year and I was hoping, just for fun, to find someone say that they are giving up Lent for Lent.
The Lenten Season is a time of sacrifice; or stop doing something we want.  We are to “give up”  or replace it with something better. Here is one Tweet I found interesting on the “Mother Ship” website for Lent;  a Catholic site. (I was reared an Episcopalian so I gave myself permission to go there.)

“I have given up white sugar and desserts. It is my desire to strengthen my physical/mental body through this act so I can better operate in my faith.”

YES!  This is perfect for me with a slight tweak of the Tweet: “I have given up stress. It is my desire to strengthen my physical/mental body through this act so I can better operate in my faith.”

This makes perfect sense to me.  Stress is unhealthy for your body and mind just like white sugar.  There is nothing sweet about stress.  The funny thing is that stressed spelled backwards is desserts.
Although I have crafted my career as an inspirational speaker this is why I decided to write funny books for women.  There is way too much stress in this world and we need to lighten up.
Whatever you decide to “give-up” for Lent, do not “give-into” those stressful moments.  And all God’s children said, “Amen.”
Enjoy a bit of Youtube humor from my comedy heard on Sirius XM and Pandora
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About Jane-  
Humorist, Amazon “Best-Selling” author and professional singer, Jane Jenkins Herlong, CSP finds the funny in dysfunction while entertaining with her comedy and singing heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and Pandora.  Jane helps audiences confront negativity with grace and humor to increase performance and productivity as she did overcoming being labeled Dyslexic and other challenges. From the tomato fields of Johns Island, South Carolina to a Miss America runway and beyond, Jane’s funny original, Southern stories and award-winning singing helps audiences learn life-skills and the healing power of laughter when dealing with stressful issues thrown at their field of dreams. You will love this farm-girl’s Southern-style recipe for balancing your own personal journey with a sense of humor, hope and heaping helping of folksy wisdom.
Along with entertaining audiences from coast to coast, Jane has performed at the legendary Radio City Music Hall sharing the stage with well-known personalities such as; Colin Powell, Rudolph Giuliana, Charles Stanley and the late Charlton Heston.  Not bad for a Lowcountry farm girl!  As a humorist, author, parody writer and recording artist, Jane’s products and digital downloads are featured Amazon and iTunes.
www.janeherlong.com

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