A couple of months ago when the period of lent was starting, my international student from China asked me what I was going to give up. She's a Buddhist but for some reason was challenged to give up something and not only that, but to replace it with something good or helpful to others. I have given up something for lent before as a way of reminding me to focus on the Lord when I reach for it without thinking. So this time, I didn't want to commit to a full ban on chocolate but to pray for someone else before I eat it.
I realized yesterday that I am still practicing this simple act. Before, having a cookie or chocolate treat was all about making me happy. I love chocolate! This way, I can still have chocolate (especially nice when others offer it to me) but am reminded to think of others. 
A verse that could support my lesson today is Philippians 2:3-4 which says, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others."