Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Addiction Advice from a Drug Pusher

It started out never eating sugar cereals.
Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies
Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies
Oh how I wanted to eat those Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms
Randy always had sugar cereals at his house.
Now that I'm older I can eat whatever I want.
Except I don't feel so good after eating three bowls of Captain Crunch
before I go to bed.

Out of college into management training.
Coffee and donuts every morning.
Cookies and pop every afternoon.
My brand new suit was getting smaller and smaller.
I felt like the Hulk breaking out of my clothes.
I wonder if I will ever see that weight again.

Zak was a cute baby.
He was cute and liked to cry. Especially before my bed time.
Inconsolable I would strap him in his car seat and go for a drive.
Why we ended up at Taco Bell at midnight I do not know.
It seemed like the right thing to do except I did not feel so good when I finally got back to bed.
Zak would sleep while I lay awake. Apparently a 32 oz. Coca Cola has trace amounts of caffeine.

My wife found the Cheeto wrappers under the seat of the car.
I didn't really think I had a problem until she counted fourteen empty orange bags.
Or maybe it was the orange dust under my finger nails.
I confessed my weakness and asked for accountability and a wet wipe to clean my fingers.

Larry pushed the salted caramels my way.
"Only one", I said, "they are addictive".
(I should know because I ate half a bag at Christmas.)
"Salted caramels are very addictive I told Larry.
"Only if you allow it", Larry said.
"Only if you allow it".

I would like to thank Larry at Costco for showing me that the salted caramels d0 not have power over me but rather I have power over the salted caramels. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. His grace is sufficient for me. Help me Jesus.