Last week I had a coworker ask on several occasions what I was giving up for Lent. I was not sure at that time. I had been contemplating things in the two weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday. When I look at the picture on this post I think of ingredients or all the “things” needed to make up a recipe for life. I have finally decided I’m giving up “things” for Lent. No shopping for any frivolous things, clothing or anything extra. Instead I will be focusing on purging “things” around the house. It is amazing how much stuff we humans can accumulate without realizing it. “Things” come in but anything rarely goes out. I’m reversing that. This period of Lent will be devoted to less being more!