~~Let nothing hold you back. Close your eyes, take a deep breath. Feel your inner strength? Claim it. It's beenn waiting for you.~~ Unknown
Once upon a time, I was a shy, timid person who didn't believe in herself. Didn't think I was worthy enough for the "good things" in life. Definitely didn't think I had what it took to quit smoking. I didn't even think about that....I didn't think I had what it took to really live instead of just existing.
Even when I decided I deserved better.....I still stopped short of understanding that my life has been waiting for me. Life doesn't just happen to us. We are the ones who move through it. And so I did. What a blessing!! I understand that I am in control of so much more than I gave myself credit for. I don't have to smoke, I don't have to be shy, I don't have to apologize for being me.
It's been quite a while now since I stopped apologizing for.....everything in my life. I love, love, love waking each morning because I know I have been granted another day to enjoy life. Breathing the air, appreciating the world, and loving.....myself.
Its not a 'happily ever after" but not because I'm not happy. My adventures are far from over!! So much left to do on earth and so little time to do it all!! Each day is a new thrill, a new joy, a new contentment. Being positive worked for me. I almost forgot to add that I hope you find whatever it is that will "work" for you!! Some people may not be positive but the quit is in all of us. Life is waiting and your strength, your commitment is waiting for you!! Don't wait for life to show you the way....you must lead in your own life.
480+ days of living smoke free and loving every second of it. I wish the same for you, my lovely friends. May you feel the joy that comes from truly living life......