Dear Soda: It's Been A Year Since We Broke Up

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.

I Am Seriously Giving This Up

The Plan For Giving Up Soda

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.

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