Thanksgiving is the start of a beautiful holiday season for many. Others may struggle with feelings of loss during this time. Some may drink. Some may hide. Many will find the “reason” to light up. Please let this be the first Thanksgiving that NOTHING will “make” you smoke.
Let this be the first holiday that you love yourself enough to continue on the road to health. Love yourself enough to nurture you, protect yourself from those negative triggers, and allow yourself to enjoy this season.
You deserve so much in life. Don’t turn away from all the good this year. Feel the joy of being alive, feel the happiness of giving to others, and feel the pride that you have done something remarkable for yourself!
Happy Thanksgiving to my friends who have never given up on me. Happy Thanksgiving to my family who continue to be my reason for getting up in the morning. Happy Thanksgiving to the ex-smokers here who continue to shine. Most of all, Happy Thanksgiving to those who wish to quit, need to quit, and try to quit but haven’t quite gotten there yet. You will get there, my friends. Never give up on yourself!