~~You are not accidental. Existence needs you. Without you, something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it. That's what gives you dignity. That the whole existence will miss you. The stars and sun and moon, the trees and birds and earth-everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which cannot be filled by anybody but you. ~~ Osho
It's true, you know. Without you, the world would not be whole. You bring something unique to life that we all need. Maybe a smile, maybe kindness, maybe a simple joy. Whatever it is that makes you who you are.
I have said it before. You are so much more than a smoker. But sometimes, being a smoker, we get into the addict mind set of routine. Cigarette and coffee in the morning....cigarette breaks during the day....dinner and a cigarette....relaxing (not true!) with a cigarette.....see?
Quitting is more than not smoking. Quitting is the opportunity we need to fall in love with life. A cup of tea in early morning, listening to the birds wake nature. A stroll through a park during the day, enjoying the ability to breathe easier as we go. Dinner and excellent conversation with those we love.
In falling in love with life, we begin to give back to the world those things that make us unique. Compassion. Gentleness. Love. Creativity. A musical laugh. A graceful dance. Friendship. Leadership.
I can't wait to see you grow in your quit!! I can't wait to read your blog that shows you finally get it.....life isn't about struggling with a quit. Life is something you fall in love with once the smokiness of addiction has cleared. It may take time....give yourself that time. It may be hard...nothing worth having in life ever comes easy all the time. But it is so worth it!! You are worth it. One of my favorite quotes "She loved life and life loved her right back" says it all. Life is waiting to love you. Existence NEEDS you. Focus on that. Focus on the good just waiting around the bend. Focus on the beauty in you. Focus on all you bring to the world.
And know that I can't wait to read your blog about how much you love your life....because life will love you right back :) You can do this. Sheri