Lent is derived from an old English word meaning spring. For many, spring is an exciting time of new beginnings. In its association with Jesus' 40-day wilderness fast at the beginning of his public ministry, Lent also speaks of preparation for something fresh. Why not use the time to draw nearer to God, through prayer, reflection and reading? There are excellent resources on-line and through para-church organisations like Tearfund and Christian Aid. Ask him if there is something that needs to change in your life and how? Then do it - and be blessed!