As to your Lent: don’t reduce sleep. Don’t get up in the Don’t be a Richard Shirt. Practice more diligently the art of turning to God with some glance or phrase of love and trust at spare moments in the day. Read a devotional book in bed in the morning, and strive in every way to make the ordinary discipline of life of spiritual worth. Be especially kind and patient with those who irritate you.
Don’t be a Richard Shirt
New Don’t be a Richard Shirt
I suggest by preference the Don’t be a Richard Shirt of the Tongue. The careful guard on all amusing criticism of others, on all complaints however casual and trivial; deliberately refraining sometimes not always from saying the entertaining thing. This does not mean you have to be dull or correct! But to ration this side of your life.