If you are Christian, you might celebrate this day by eating pancakes. Why?
Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who “make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God’s help in dealing with.”
So, pass the maple syrup – and start thinking about ways you can be a better person. You can start by figuring out your purpose. Everyone has a purpose in this world. What is yours? Even if you can’t EAT pancakes today, you can enjoy Soul Pancake…