~~Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "Holy S@#*, what a ride!" ~~ Unknown
I fully intend to arrive at the grave exhausted. I am going to play and to laugh and to explore forever. And while I love to support and encourage and make people feel better about themselves, I also do not take life too seriously. It doesn't change anything and brings out the worrier in me.
Now, as you are in the early days of your quit, you may be a bit tense. You may feel 'on edge'. You may even not remember what it's like to have a 'good' day. S'ok. Do something silly like jumping on your bed while singing, "Ten little monkeys". Do something fun like backwards bowling. Do something daring like rock climbing. Laugh. Eat cake without worrying about added pounds. Dye your hair purple. Buy flowers.
Because life just doesn't wait around for you to be in a good mood. Time is ticking and life goes on and we need to take advantage of every minute we have.
Now, some of you are probably now bummed as you think I'm talking about death. But really, I am talking about life. Its a hoot! Its wild and wonderful and fun and exciting!! And when its not....during times of loss, sorrow, anger, or hurt....its still there. Waiting for you. Urging you to continue on. Daring you to change your view. Enticing you to look beyond the surface into the soul of life....the beauty, the essence of life.
Now you can choose to live in agony as you quit smoking. It can be challenging for sure! Or you can choose to squeeze every drop of joy from your days as you quit, knowing those challenging times will ease with time. Or you can sit on that teeter-totter with the good and the bad battling for position.
At the end of the day, I choose to go to bed with a smile on my face and and dancing spirit....looking forward to what tomorrow may bring. But that's just me. What do you choose to do?
Happy Sunday, all!! Sheri