It is Valentine’s Day today – a day traditionally associated with cards, flowers and CHOCOLATES.
Unfortunately, yesterday was also the beginning of Lent – a time when people traditionally give up an indulgence for forty days. As it ends at Easter, when everyone gets loads of chocolate eggs, many people opt to give up chocolate for the duration o fLent.
Do you see the dilemma?
One cannot help wondering how many people have given up chocolate for Lent, only to be given a lovely big box of chocolates from their other half this morning.
That’s gotta suck!
For the record, I’m not remotely religious, but last year I gave up chocolate for Lent in an attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle, which in turn led to me dropping a lot of excess weight. Chocolate-free January went rather well, but I had a bit of a blow-out on 1st February, proving I just cannot be trusted with chocolate, so I have decided to give it up for Lent once more. Fortunately, I don’t get chocs on Valentine’s Day and am very happy with a card from my lovely hubby!
Happy Valentine’s Day, whether you’ve given up chocolate for Lent or not!