I’ve been addicted to Diet Coke since the day it hit the market in 1982. Before that I was a Coca-Cola fan…enough so that one friend gave me as 6 pack as a wedding gift so Jack wouldn’t have to deal with me sans Coke when we came back from our honeymoon.
Over the years I’ve tried to cut down and even eliminate it. No luck. I’d drink one or two 16 oz bottles every morning. Coffee drinkers can probably relate. Without it I was not a happy camper and the headaches were the worst.
Last week I started taking a new supplement that I have to drink with a glass of water every morning. I haven’t had a Diet Coke in 5 days…Jack isn’t paying for it…and I’ve had no headache. There is no caffeine in the supplement either. Even better…I haven’t “wanted” a Diet Coke.
This may seem small…but for me this is a big miracle in my life. Something that I was so highly addicted to a week ago I have no desire for now. That is at least a 45 year habit down the drain in what seems to be an instant.
In the last couple of days I’ve been posting quotes up about faith. It seems to me that mine has been tested these last few weeks since my Dad died unexpectedly. In my grief I lost my energy…my excitement about going back to school…and about being of service to anyone else…here or on the Facebook page. Our Friends base stagnated and started to drop…maybe I was wrong about what I wanted to do.
Then this unexpected miracle occurs in my life. Anyone who knows me well understands that this is a big deal for me. It seems to me though that this miracle is a sign. If something so ingrained in the fiber of my being can change then the other things that have been weighing on me can too…if I just have faith. And in this instance as I felt my faith was being renewed…I realize something differently. I have faith. I am not sure that I could have said that as strongly as I feel it now. It is as if I have moved into an entire different dimension of my life.
If breaking my Diet Coke habit can be the miracle that takes my faith to a whole new level…what will be yours? If there is a Simple Step to this…and I believe that there is… it is to be open to seeing everyday events as miracles. The Simplest change could become your biggest life changing moment. Are you ready?