The Lenten season is upon us here in south Louisiana. It is usually preceded by a period of time that includes a wild Mardi Gras, but this year all the revelry and craziness of carnival season wasn't even close to what we are used to. So disappointing in so many ways. But with Lent comes reflection, and a chance to re-set. And if we're being honest, it's a great time to celebrate our abundance of seafood here in Acadiana.

Millions of Christians give up something for Lent every year, as a sign of sacrifice and to test their self-discipline. And I have come up with some creative things to give up, other than the usual favorites like chocolate or alcohol. Just some suggestions, in case you need any help getting into the groove. Good luck, friends, and check out my list below.

Creative Things to Give Up for Lent