Tomorrow will make 6 months since I've had a drink of pop. That may not sound like much, but trust me, it is. For me anyway. I have loved pop-or soda-since I can remember. We used to get Pepsi in a 4 or 6 pack of what I think were 16 oz bottles. Once we'd emptied all the bottles, we returned those to the store when we purchased our next pack.
Then there was the fact that my Papaw worked for Pepsi. Of course we had to show our support by drinking the stuff. One time I remember going to see my grandparents when a new version of Pepsi came out, and trying it there for the first time.
When I would spend the night with one of my friends growing up, we'd grab a two liter and some cups and ice and spend the night downing Pepsi, giggling and talking about everything under the sun.
At one point, I quit drinking caffeine, so I mostly drank Sprite, but I would have the occasional Caffeine-Free Pepsi. Ahhhh! Tastes just as good as the caffeinated stuff. Of course, I didn't limit myself to Pepsi alone. I've had more of my fair share of Coke, and who doesn't love Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew and Root Beer?
Unfortunately, my love affair with these carbonated beverages has ended. Now, those little bubbles and that layer of foam are nothing but a memory. I will admit there are days when I enter a convenience store and stare longingly at the coolers lining the back wall. But, for the most part, it is just the memory of the taste that drives me to do so, not a craving.
I am thankful that I've made it a whole six months without a drink-of the right stuff, baby-not the hard stuff. I don't touch that other stuff. Anyway, as always, God gets the glory, cause I'm tellin' ya, I was addicted. I drank Pepsi or Coca~Cola day in and day out. I never tired of the stuff and savored every sip. Why did I quit? It was an addiction, something that consumed my thoughts. And, it wasn't too good for my kidneys, my waist line or those pearly whites. So, all in all it was just better to try to go without.
Just for yucks and giggles, here are a few videos of old Pepsi commercials............Enjoy!