I think there are maybe three people that read my blog that aren't on facebook with me, so this is for you! Doing some research on 'excess'. What is something you think you should give up, do less, do more, etc.? Don't necessarily think New Year's resolution or Lent, but that might get you in the right direction. Here are some things people suggested on facebook:
All extra-curricular activities for kids
More quiet time for prayer/meditation
Less saying "yes" and more saying "not this time"
Please leave me a comment if you have something to add (actually feel free to comment even if you don't have anything to add-I'm trying to make sure my comments work). It really can be something you think other people need to give up.
I'm planning on taking on a project with my family at the beginning of the year. It's based on two books that I am reading right now. One is called Radical by David Platt and the other is called 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. Although I do not suggest these books if you are happy with the state of your life, completely at ease with your faith, or like living the 'rat race'. I also don't recommend reading both of these at once like I am. It's a little intense! (I have no idea why the formatting looks strange!)