A co-worker of mine has given up "sweets" for Lent. I told her that she isn't being very creative.
I think that after almost 2000 years, God is sick of everyone giving up chocolate or candy for Lent. Wouldn't it be much more of a sacrifice to, say, give up pants for Lent? Think outside the box. I suggested that she not use her left hand for 40 days. Talk about a sacrifice; try taking a shower with only one hand.
For Lent, I am going to give up the letter z. That way it will be a sacrifice, but won't affect my work too much. I will purchase a round cheese pie to celebrate.