Western Christians are observing Ash Wednesday, a day which kicks off the Lenten season.
Lent is a period of 40 days preceding Easter Sunday. Many Christians use this time for personal reflection and self-sacrifice. Many more decide to temporarily give up something indulgent, such as chocolate, wine, or meat.
Instead of sacrifice, some often give something back to others.
Are you giving anything up for Lent this year? Are you giving anything back to others?