~~One day it just clicks...you realize what's important and what isn't. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize who fare you've come and you remember when you thought htings were such a mess that they'd never recover. And then you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you've fought to become.~~ Unknown
It happens to all of us. We get there. It 'clicks'. And we know we've become an Ex. And the journey continues but we understand it now and we protect and love our quits just as much as we love and protect our loved ones and ourselves.
And we do smile because we are truly proud of the people we've fought to become. We get it!! All the wrong turns, struggles, and unhappy negatives are gone. Our quits are not our biggest agony, they have blossomed into our greatest joy.
And it will 'click' for you as well. I can't predict when and I can't tell you how, I only know it will. Because if you are here looking for answers, you care about yourself. And if you are here wishing for miracles, you know you need to quit. And if you are here wanting what we've got, you are on your way to becoming an Ex.
There are no miracles, by the way, and no pat answers and no magic cures. And as many times as elders say "surrender to your quit" or "accept you can't smoke anymore", it's up to you to understand that. You will. I know you will. Because I did. And Tommy did. And Guilia did. And Mike did. And so many others.
Your quit is within you. It's there. Past the fear of being a non-smoker. Past the tension and unhappiness of knowing you can't smoke anymore. Past every negative thing your addicted mind can come up with. Because underneath all that clouded thinking, is the real you. Confident, calm, in control. Wanting to love life. Wanting to enjoy breathing the fresh air. Wanting to embrace the good and the sweet and the kind that you truly are. Find your quit within yourself and free it. You are the only one who can.
Happy Monday, all!! Sheri