~~I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.~~ Hafiz of Persia
I've tried, over the years, to remind you. Remind you that you are so much more than a cigarette waiting to be smoked. Remind you that the world is waiting for you to step away from the curtain of smoke into your own glory. Remind you that you shine a remarkably brilliant light uniquely yours....and we would be lost without it.
I know my words are simply.....words. I don't know your circumstances. I don't know your hopes, your fears, your dreams. I don't know if you are lonely or scared or hurt. I don't even know if you understand how simply stunning you are regardless of how you briefly are feeling.
But I do know that you came here to find ways to quit smoking. Or maybe to maintain your quit. Or maybe to pass on your wisdom because you did successfully quit.
So while my words may just be words to some, I do think you want to believe. You want to believe you can break the cycle of your addiction. You want to believe that you have something inside you greater than any obstacle. Some may even really, really want to believe that you make the world a better place.
It's a choice. It's a decision on how you view the world and how you view yourself. Weak, afraid, timid? Or a warrior goddess, a hero, courageous and strong? What you think, you become, my friends! We all have those weak moments but it's a choice on whether you want to wallow in that moment or acknowledge it and move on.
I believe in you. I believe you have the strength to quit, the courage to move forward, and the delightful spirit to find your zest for life again.
I did. Every day is filled with fascinating wonders even when it is also filled with painful events. I choose to be fascinated, knowing the pain won't last. It's a choice. A decision. It's up to you on how you want to move through your days. Be good to youself and choose wisely and well! Sheri