~~She stood in the storm and when the winds did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.~~ Elizabeth Edwards
Its easy to quit smoking when things are going my way. No stress, no worries, no sadness. Yes, I can quit. Then life really begins. Losing a grandchild. Losing friends. Financial pressures. Unhappy family members. Work stress. Mixed in with soccer dates, science fair projects, deadlines, and holiday shopping.
Its easy to quit when things aren't going my way. I adjust my sails, I go on. Because I designed a life that I love. Its not about being easy. Its not about all sunshine. Its not about everything going my way.
Its about adjusting my sails. Its about understanding that the good and the bad just are and if I simply allow them to be....they pass. Its about knowing that I can live through it all. I read a quote the other day that said, "She lived the poetry she couldn't write." Love it!! I may not be able to create a perfect life, but I can live the life I have perfectly for me. I am sometimes dramatic, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes full of joy, sometimes just quiet....but I am always being me. Living in the moment.....adjusting my sails when I need to.
You can do this, too. You can live your life the way you want to.....understanding that while life may not always be ok, you can be. You can be ok when things are not ok. You can revel in the person you are no matter what is going on around you!! You can get through the bad times by being good to yourself always. Treat yourself gently when you need to.....allow others to hold you up when you can't hold yourself up....and face life with plenty of you attitude!!! Be the kind of person who when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the devil says, "Oh, crap, she's up!"
Enjoy this wonderful world...enjoy your life. Don't let the addiction win......you are much too important!!