I see Lent as a lesson that is being taught to us by Jesus. He suffered and died for us on the Cross and all that the Church asks of us to give something up for 40 days before Easter and no meat on Fridays. Those little things we give up cannot compare to Jesus giving up his life for us, but they do teach us about suffering or becoming a better person. Last year I gave up chocolate. It was very hard because I love it, and I believe God helped me get through it because it was very difficult. I think a good thing for people to give up would be little things, that might not be necessities, but still make you realize how much you take it for granted. God gave up his Son for us so the least we can do is donate more to the poor, make sure you pray a little more every day, or even to go to Mass more. These are not hard things to do, and hopefully, we learn to continue it, even after Lent.