Lent should be more than a time of fasting. It should also be a joyous season of feasting. Lent is a time to fast from certain things and to feast on others. It is a season to turn to God:
Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ indwelling them.
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the uniy of all life.
Fast from apparent darknes; feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger; feast on on patience.
Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
Fast from worry; feast on divine order.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility; feast on non-resistance.
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-conrn; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxity; feast on on eternal Truth.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress; feast on truths that uplift.
Fast from lethargy; feast on entusiasm.
Fast from suspicion; feast on truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow; feast on the sunlight of serenity.
Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that undergirds.
— William Arthur Ward
Recommendation: Pick three that speak to your heart and work on those this Lenten season. Pray about them. Ask for specific graces to transform, like “God, I ask for the grace to feast on phrases that purify others and myself, and for help to abstain from words that pollute.” God always answers prayers for grace, but be open, He often does not answer them in the way you expect.