This month Christians and other Deity devoted denominations began celebrating Lent. Traditionally, Lent is the forty days before Easter. It is symbolic of the Biblical account of Jesus’ journey into the wilderness to fast and pray for forty days in preparation for His temptations by the Devil, His suffering in the garden of Gethsemane, His cruel crucifixion and His exalted resurrection; which also leads us to the celebration we know as Easter. During Lent a person will choose to give up something of significant value in their lives--or something that may not really be valuable, but which a person has placed a value on. It is a personal and usually private sacrifice not only to increase piety, but to remind oneself that to truly live a more excellent life there are things that must be chosen to be left behind to achieve it--bad habits, sweets, laziness, poisonous people, places and patterns that are unhealthy and unworthy of our time and energy. They choose to sacrifice them, at least for forty days, so they can excel and learn to live a better, healthier, and happier life.