I haven't been around in a long time. I'll be celebrating my 4 years of non- smoking this fall. Finding this website saved me and my quit - and I'm happy to say that a cigarette has not touched my fingers since my quit date of 10/25/07. I still have such gratitute to this site, and am so thankful to all of you that provided me with such wonderful support when I really needed it.
Just today, I was at work and someone was talking about quitting smoking. The first words out of my mouth were ...."Quit Smoking Journals"!! I will always refer people to this site - as it worked so well for me. It was such a comfort to know that whatever I went through - there were people close to help me, who have been through what I was going through, and who would listen. I knew you were there...no matter what....you were there.
Now, to all of you in the middle of the quit and the struggle to give up the smokes. I am here to tell you - that you have no idea what a wonderul life awaits you. Life without cigarettes could not be any sweeter. I never have that nagging thought and feeling that I need to smoke - I smell good - I'm healthier - my house smells good - my car smells good - my cat is happier - my family is ecstatic. And I'm alive. I am so very much alive. My cough is gone - my health is good. And Life is sweet.
Do not give up - as you deserve this life as surely as I do. You deserve the brass ring, the gold star, and for your dreams to come true. Fight the fight....the prize is there for you. I promise you, from the bottom of my heart, that all the rough moments you go through while quitting - will pay you back thousands and thousands of times over again as you live life without smoking.
Take care - take a deep breath and welcome to the land of living.
I am so blessed - and wish those blessings for all of you.
All my love to my fellow quitters -
10/25/07 - One of the best days of my life!!