Thursday, February 22, 2007

life without soda

At work, trying to work, without my ever-present diet pepsi, diet dr. pepper, or other caffeinated, carbonated beverage. I am giving it up for lent. This is killing me!!!!

My presentations went well yesterday. The results are out of my hands, but I feel good about my part, and I am fine with that. I talked about this to one of my committees yesterday and they acted like they never heard such a concept. I guess in AA we get so used to living a certain way, we think everyone else does too.

Sponsee came over last night and we read about 1/4 of the Doctor's Opinion. That is some powerful stuff, especially when reading it with someone who has never read it before. I could see the lightbulb coming on across the dining room table. I love this!

"Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 89

12 comments:

dAAve said...

YO!!

Shannon said...

that is my favorite blurb from the book. I love seeing the lights coming on!
I am givng up pop too.. aaaaaaaaaaah not for lent though, but for my health YOU can do it! I know you can!

does this mean you are giving up coffee too?

Have a great day. I am up to a mile and a half a day on my eliptical... YAY me

Shannon said...

and YAY daave is back!

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

My presentations went well yesterday. - Congratulation.

Christine said...

that quote is the one my sponsor's sponsor used at her 15th Alanon birthday party call up.
love it!

so happy you aren't really dying from lack of pop

Lex-Sunshine said...

Those are my favorite promises : )

Dharmashanti said...

Perhaps the lack of carbonation will allow your own bubbly personality to rise up. *burp* (oops!)

Peace,
Dharmashanti

P.S. My blog has moved to http://dharmashanti.blogspot.com

Pam said...

I'm glad you did not give up blogging for Lent. Glad your presentation went well. And oh yes, love the Dr. Opinion with a new comer....the begining of little miracles.

Sober Chick said...

Oh wow what an experience that must have been with your sponsee. I love how you embrace it all.

I gave up caffiene when I became abstinent. It was the best thing I did although the first week was hard. You can do it MC!

Mary Christine said...

I didn't actually give up caffeine. I gave up soda pop, which also happens to be my major caffeine delivery system.

lash505 said...

wow the diet coke think oops I mean't pepsi is a tough one yikes..

Lounge Daddy said...

Guess what I'm giving up for Lent...
YOU GOT IT! :)
I'm also taking something up - daily Mass
I need to kick my prayer life up one or two levels to get past this tuff spot ...

funny thing is, if my life had been on the level I am seeking now... would I be in the mess I am in right now?
I don't think so.
Hmmmm...

I will take my struggle as a sign.
I need to get right with God.

Thanks for being a friend :)