Thursday, February 18, 2010

Give up what?

So a good friend of mine encouraged a group of us to participate in Lent by giving something up and/or adding something meaningful to our day for the next forty days. I am not Catholic but thought that it may do me some good to participate this year. I have known for a long time that I have a love affair with a little red can of bliss. (I was going to post a picture here but I think it would push me over the edge so I decided against it) I look forward to it's carbonated, cold, sweet, goodness more than the meal most of the time I go out to eat. It is going to be SO hard to give it up, entirely for 40 days but I know it will do me some good. I drink little to no water and I can tell that my body does not do well on coke alone! I have already had about a dozen pieces of chocolate today as I try to thwart my cravings, knowing that here at work, there is a whole case of them in the kitchen. Occasionally I hear the faint call of my name and then a "we won't tell anyone". It sounds SO silly doesn't it? That is why I must break this sweet little habit. I think if I can go without for an extended period of time I can start from scratch after Easter. (oh what a glorious day that will be indeed!) So, here is to 39 and a half more days without oxygen, i mean coke. Let's hope I can make it. Otherwise I will be ashamed that He gave up so much for me, and I can't give up a carbonated beverage for a little over a month, to remind myself daily of how much He did for me! To hear about the affair with the silver can, check out my girlfriend's blog here.


  1. You can do it! I'll be right there with you each day!!

  2. You're doing great!! Half way there!!!