As Saila mentioned in her comment, there are many reasons for observing Lent even if you yourself are not Catholic or even necessarily spiritual. For me, this year's sacrifice is about discipline and simplicity, about appreciating what I have and honoring where I am. About acceptance and minimizing.
Your curiosity must be horribly piqued by now. Well, with no further ado, except for a quick reminder to please be comfortably seated before reading further because I don't want anyone to fall out and hurt themselves, I have decided to give up . . .
|Cobb County Public Library|
Lewis A Ray Branch
Yes. I am giving up the use of the public library for the duration of the Lenten season. No borrowing books. No requesting videos. Not even their online resources. I won't search for books or about requesting the library order new material. I will focus on my own library collection at home and read only the books I have on hand. Given that I am also on a book buying freeze, this is a double whammy of discipline because I will not buy any new books. I am also going to not borrow any books from friends or family. However, with my birthday falling in the middle of Lenten season (give or take a few days), I am going to allow myself the right to be gifted with books. After all, it would be rude for me to say, "I'm sorry. I can't accept your gift of this book, for you see, it is Lent and I, a non-believer/non-Catholic, have chosen to observe this tradition for some inane reason."
No library books.
Do you think I can stand it?
We shall see . . .