I was given the challenge tonight from our ChicagoNow group as part of Blogapalooza to "Write a love letter, but it can't be to a person." This was a no-brainer.
Dear Coke and all your soda friends,
It’s hard to believe that I am celebrating my one-year anniversary since I broke up with you. I wrote about you last year when we broke up. Here are those pages.
You and I were a match made in heaven for as long as I can remember. You were always there for me when I needed you and you never let me down.
I stuck with you through your rough days too. Remember when you tried that “New Coke” phase back in the 80’s?
I told people not to give up on you and that you’d be back. Just like that faithful friend, you came back. Granted, you came back as Coca-Cola Classic but a name would never stand between us. We both knew who you really were inside that red and white can.
I think about you often. When I take that first bite of any pizza, I am reminded of the good times we used to have on Friday night pizza night. Those were some really special moments.
Unfortunately, those moments had to end. Some people could have a relationship with your kind but I just couldn’t handle your attractiveness and in the end, you really became bad for me.
You are actually not good for anyone but I can’t worry about them. They can handle just seeing you from time to time. Not me though. I became intoxicated by you and I wanted to have you all the time. You became an addiction and that had to stop.
So here I am looking back at a year without you. Not even a sip. No one thought I could do it and to be honest, it’s hard to believe myself that we are still no longer together.
I have learned that I can pray to God when I have the urge to hook up with you again. I lean on Him for all of my struggles and you are no different.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
I’ll still think of you from time to time but I just can’t get back together with you. No matter how much you want to. So I won’t follow your advice of “Have a Coke and a smile.” I’ll just smile and know that I CAN live without you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Follow me on Twitter SRDeLuca
Come and "LIKE" my Facebook page
Sign up for my blog! Just type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.