~~When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.~~ Tina Lifford
You know how when you are reading these blogs and you think "Well, that won't work for me"...or you are reading our comments on your blog and you think "They just don't understand what I'm going through"?
I've decided that you are right. As much as I have been through some of the things you are going through, I am not you. I don't feel the same emotions...or feel them with the same intensity as you do. I don't think like you do, I don't see things as you do, and I don't understand things the way you may understand them.
You are a unique personality. Your thoughts, opinions, life experiences are soley yours. Your hopes, wishes, dreams. Your talents, skills...all yours.
But when I come here, I can say with confidence that I know what worked for me when I quit smoking. I can say that I needed my yoga to calm me, my bubbles to cheer me, my creativity to help me through the bumpy times. I know what makes me laugh, I know my many, many flaws, and I am just perfectly delighted with all of me.
How about you? Do you know you? Do you know how to nurture yourself when you feel vulnerable? Do you know how to cheer yourself up when you're heart is broken? Do you know the best way to celebrate you?
Because if you don't, maybe that is the heart of your failed quits. We can give you tools here, but only you can truly know what will work for you. And who better??? Who better to take care of you than you? Who better to be gentle with you? Who better to cellebrate who you are?
Tell us about you. Tell us how marvelous you are. Tell us how big your heart is, how beautiful your laugh is, how adorable your spirit is. Tell us about your wonderful flaws, your gorgeous soul, what makes you sparkle.
Tell us how well you know yourself. So we can help you celebrate you. So we can remind you of your many lovely qualities when you forget. So we can can get to know the uniquely exquisite person you are.
And maybe as you tell us about you, you will remember that you are much braver than you thought. Maybe you will gain confidence in yourself and in your quit. And maybe, just maybe, you will look at yourself through new eyes.....and see how utterly remarkable you actually are. Then maybe you will look at your quit as a precious gift to yourself rather than a dreaded chore you need to complete.
I hope so. And I hope I get to know the real you....because you are so worth getting to know!!