I was inspired by something I read on my friend Janet's blog. She is giving up Dr. Pepper until Easter. This may not sound like much to some of you who might not particularly be DP fans, but the girl loves her some Dr. Pepper. It takes her to her happy place. She is giving up something that she really, really enjoys in order to be open to what God might speak to her. I applaud her for that.
I was already feeling this coming, but her post just nudged me over the edge. I am going to give up soda, starting tomorrow. Let's just say, I love me some soda, too. I have one a day, and I know that it is neither good for me or good that I can't go a day without having one! And just because I know myself and the fact that I might try to get around my own rule, I am going to be specific. I am not going to drink any soda, including Dr. Pepper, Coke, Mt. Dew, etc.
(My Dad is going to be real happy about this. He pretty much supplies my habit by keeping cold Mt. Dew's in the fridge out in his garage. And since he just HAPPENS to live next door to us, there is easy access to said fridge.)
Random Fact: I googled the phrase "why soda is bad for you" and it came back with 9,490,000 results.
I have a different goal than Easter in mind. I am choosing to give up soda to prepare myself for a trip that I am going on. Not only will I not have access to soda while on this trip, I don't want to give it up right before the trip and then have caffeine headaches or be a bit on the "cranky" side for the first few days. I want to be free and clear of it so I can focus on why I am going.
And I am so excited!! Because on March 21st I am leaving for.............