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To those wonderful people who come here to quit and then to stay....thank you.  Thank you for supporting those who struggle with their quits, over and over again.  It takes patience, dedication, and a sincere desire to help others.  You are noticed and appreciated!


To those lovely quitters who make sure everyone is noticed and has something nice on their "boards", thank you!  It takes time, effort, and a generous heart to notice those quiet ones.  You are blessings to all.


To those who stay on late at night so there is always someone to "talk" to.  Thank you.  It takes a willingness to put others first.  You are special.


There are so many here who do so much for others!  And it matters.  You make people feel like they are they matter.  That makes all the difference in the world for a successful quit.  You are noticed and your work is noticed.  You are appreciated and your work is appreciated.


For all the Tommys and Dales.  Ricks and Shawns.  Sooties and Thomases.  Thank you.  I mean that.


Feel free to add your own thank yous......I know I have missed a lot of people :)  But by counting your blessings, you bring forth so much positivity and hope......and so many need to see and feel that.

And for my own special angel who has helped me over the years.....I am honored to be your friend!  Thanks, Bee Jay!!  209 days of healthy living regardless of what's going on in my life :)

God Bless and best wishes for a very blessed New Year,



It's Up to You

Posted by Dancingthrulife_6.4.13 Dec 19, 2013

Life is change

But growth is optional,

It's up to you to choose

What you learn and what you gain

As well as what you lose.



I wrote this earlier this month after reflecting on the many mistakes I have beautiful numerous "oops!" moments.  They are all part of my life and part of what makes me who I am.  Overall I have decided that I'm not so bad :)

You, too, can decide you're not so bad.  Maybe you've made's part of life.  Maybe you have flaws....we all do.  Maybe you've even had some "oops!" moments....who hasn't?  But if you learn from all this, you grow.  And growing is good!

You don't have to smoke because you don't like yourself.  You don't have to smoke because your life is full of "oops!" moments.  You simply have to accept life...the good and the not so good.  It is what it is.  You are who you are.  Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Be good to yourself.  Don't smoke.  Love your flaws.  Enjoy life!