Holidays: New Years Resolution!
New Years Resolution!
Robbie: Hi, I'm Robbie.
Reggie: And I'm Reggie.
Robbie: And Reggie... I wanna be the first to wish you a Happy New Year!
Reggie: Um... Rob?
Robbie: Yeah, Reggie?
Reggie: You're like just a tad bit late, bud! It's been almost a week since New Years! Hundreds if not thousands of people have told me "Happy New Year." So you are so NOT like the first it ain't even funny.
Robbie: Oh. Well, Happy New Year anyway.
Reggie: Back atcha. Why haven't I seen you anyway?
Robbie: Mostly because of what I got for Christmas, Reggie. I got a brand new TV and game system for Christmas and I haven't stopped playing it until just a couple minutes ago.
Reggie: No way! Do you take a break to like eat, sleep or anything like that?
Robbie: Well, that's the thing... I have food right there in my room. So other than an occasional bathroom break, I have everything that I need right in front of my TV!
Reggie: Oh. Well, I hope this "FOOD" isn't like something that needs to be refrigerated. Ya know, like, pizza or tuna salad or anything. Or do you like have your own fridge in there too?
Robbie: No, nothing like that. I have all the stuff in my stocking to eat. Well, at least I did until a little while ago. Then I realized I had eaten it all.
Reggie: Um, Rob. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't your stocking full of "CANDY?"
Robbie: "WAS." But now it's empty.
Reggie: You mean you've been hiding out in your room playing video games and eating candy since Christmas morning?
Robbie: You make it sound like a bad thing, Reggie!
Reggie: Maybe that's because... IT IS! Hullo! Didn't you get sick?
Robbie: Felt kinda yucky a few times but that's when I just ate another Snickers. They "really satisfy" you know!
Reggie: And didn't you get the controllers all messy with that chocolate.
Robbie: Nah! After all, M & M's melt in your mouth... not in your hands.
Reggie: I give up!
Robbie: Look. I know that what I did was bad for me, Reggie. And I appreciate you worrying about me like this. That's why I've decided to change.
Reggie: This should be good.
Robbie: I'm turning over a new leaf. Literally. I am going to start on the leafy green diet as soon as I get home from church today!
Reggie: (Repeats as if trying to jog her memory.) Leafy green, leafy green... Waitaminnit! That's that cheesy diet they show on late night TV where you are guaranteed to lose 20 pounds a day by eating Oak leaves and the special leafy green patented formula milkshakes!
Robbie: Yeah. Only it's not cheesy.
Reggie: How can you say that?
Robbie: You don't get to eat cheese, only leaves and the special milk shakes.
Reggie: You know what I mean, bud! That diet is a total joke! It's a scam! That's not the way to change your life!
Robbie: It's not?
Reggie: Rob, I'm going to do what yer always doing to me. This reminds me of a Bible verse!
Robbie: Uh oh.
Reggie: Yep. Yer in for it now, bud. In 2nd Corinthians 5 verse 17 it says that when we become Christians we are a new creation, the old is gone and the new has come. So let me ask you Rob, do you think yer leafy green goo is going to make the kind of change you need?
Robbie: No, probably not. You know it's like the time you listened to your headphones for too long and couldn't hear. Too much of a good thing.
Reggie: Exactly. And you know what I did to change it? Nothing. I turned it over to God. I prayed for him to help me resist the temptation to listen to my headphones all the time. Fun stuff like that is cool, but too much of it is still too much. Like, look at you! You totally missed out on New Years!
Robbie: Yeah. I guess I need the kind of change that Jesus can give us. Maybe instead of turning over a new leaf, I should turn some pages in my Bible. I have some catching up to do.
Reggie: Sounds like a plan. Oh and Rob?
Reggie: Let ME be the first to say "Happy New Year!"
Robbie: Very funny.