If you aren't familiar with this tradition, here's a short and amusing, yet informative explanation:
Most people think of Lent as a time when one gives up something. Fasting and prayer are an important part of the observation as well. But there's no need to be legalistic about it. Here's a wonderful blog post listing 40 ideas for Lent by the amazing Rachel Held Evans:
I didn't grow up in a church which observed Lent but as an adult I've come to appreciate the time of introspection and reflection. And Easter is all the more glorious as a result.
Do you observe Lent? If so, I'd love to hear how you observe it and what it means to you. Leave me a comment.