...How will you observe it?
The three traditional areas of focus are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. What will you do in each of these areas to grow closer to the Lord Jesus who died for you? Will the end of Lent find you unchanged from Ash Wednesday or will you be able to look back and praise God for opening your heart more fully to His will?
"Remember, man, that thou art dust and unto dust you will return."
What really matters in this life?
One thing to fast from is shopping at Target. They are offering "adult toys" based on the pornographic film Fifty Shades of Grey in their stores where any child can pick them up and ask Mom, "What's this for?"
We live in a cesspool of lust. What can you offer this Lent in atonement for the degradation so many poor souls are choosing? Lust always leads to violence whether it's to individual acts of lust like rape and seduction or communal acts of violence like the horror of the French Revolution.
One thing I'm praying for this Lent is to imitate Mary more: her purity, her holy innocence, her complete union to the will of God.
All you holy angels and saints, pray for us!