~~People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they're lost.~~ Dalai Lama
I've read a lot on here about "happy" quitters. I've also read a lot about people apologizing for not being one. Sometimes I just want to say "Stop apologizing for being you!!"
Happiness is an emotion that cannot be sustained forever. Emotions come and go depending on what is going on in our lives and how we respond to them. I haven't met a person yet who is happy all the time. There are times when happy isn't really an option.
I am basically a happy person. I have danced through much of my life simply because I enjoy life. I appreciate the fact that I'm healthy, I have people who love me, and I don't want to miss anything spectacular :) Yet I've had my share of pain, heartbreak, and loss. In those times, I've felt a wide range of emotions and happiness wasn't in the mix at all.
I guess what I'm getting at is that it is ok not to feel happiness if you don't feel it. It's ok to be angry, its ok to feel sad......it's ok simply to feel. Emotions come and go. The thing to remember in your quit is that for every second you don't smoke a miracle occurs. You, my Ex-friends, are the miracles :) You bring to this world unique perspectives, talents, and heart that no one else (get that? NO ONE!) has. So quit your way, however you want to feel. But keep that quit because the world needs you. Not another statistic, not another smoking death....the world needs you here and healthy.
Emotions may come and go.....but you don't have to live like that. Be healthy and protect that precious quit.
Wishing you all a lovely, smoke-free day,