Life Motivational

Showing love to others this Lent

Since it’s March 1, I’ve had to decide what I’m going to be giving up for Lent this year. I am not a religious person, but last year I took part in Lent and gave up makeup for 40 days and it was so freeing. So much so, that I want to do it again.

My heart felt full for quitting something to make room for something else.

Going without makeup for 40 days taught me that real skin is beautiful. It’s beautiful with the acne scars, the current spots and the bags under the eyes. It’s beautiful because it’s real and being real is the most beautiful thing someone could be.

My skin never felt better. My confidence skyrocketed and since last year’s Lent, I don’t wear as much makeup. I enjoy wearing it when I dress up or when I go on a date, but for the most part, I’ve been rocking my original skin.

You can read about my experience giving up makeup <<<- here ->>>

You can read my no makeup update <<<- here ->>>

This year I wanted my hair to feel as good as my skin and face now does.

For the next 40 days, I will not be using any heat on my hair. For the most part, I have pretty healthy hair. I normally straighten it or leave it curly and use heat to add extra curl. I’ll use my blow dryer, straightener or curling wand probably 5 times a week.

TOO MUCH.

I’m going to go without any heat on my hair for this year’s lent and see how healthy my hair is by the end of it and how much it’s grown.

On top of giving up heating equipment, I want to add something positive to my life.

This year I will write 40 letters to 40 different people explaining how they’ve changed my life in some way or another. I’m hoping to send hand written cards to everyone. One a day.


While giving up hair styling equipment is major, the most important part for me is the challenge to add good into my life.

As you may have read in my previous post about getting my shit together, I’ve been trying to add positivity and love into my life.

I hope these cards bring smiles to the people who receive them.

Are you taking part in Lent? If so, why not try to add something positive to your life while giving up something. It will bring a whole extra meaning to Lent.

Let me know what you’re giving up and what you’re adding.

Eliminate what doesn’t help you evolve. 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    jehava
    March 1, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    This is such a great idea! I only think about giving up but, will add something this year! Great post!

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      thebookofmolly
      March 1, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      I’m glad the post got you thinking. Have you decided what you’ll add this year? 🙂

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    Ashley
    March 1, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    This is a fantastic goal to strive for. Loving others is what truly makes the world go round!

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    Teri
    March 1, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I love your idea! I was so impressed that Alicia Keyes has gone without makeup for so long. I’ll bet it really gives perspective and ‘makes room for something else’.

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    Margaret
    March 2, 2017 at 12:48 am

    What a special lent gift to 40 people! Thanks for the idea to add something. Never thought of it.

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