~~Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value but because we finally realize our own.~~
You are strong enough to walk away from smoking. I know it with a conviction that is unwavering. You are strong enough. And you are worth so much more than being tied to an addiction that isolates you and keeps you chained to an unhealthy way of life.
Do you recognize your own worth? Your value? Or have the years of smoking whittled away your self-esteem and confidence to the point where you are your addiction? Until you regain some perspective, let me tell you over and over again, you are worth more!!
You are worth more than a cigarette. You are worth more than hacking coughs, yellowing teeth and fingers, and isolation from family and friends. You are worth more than nicotine, than the many other chemicals you are inhaling into your precious, life-giving lungs.
You are worth everything. You were born for a reason and that reason has nothing to do with addiction. You are loved. You are so very much wanted. And you deserve so very much more than what smoking can ever give you!!
Walking away takes strength but let your strength come from those who have been there. Let your strength come from those who love you. Let your strength come from that inner spark that smoking has not been able to diminish. Let that strength come from knowing your worth and value. Shine your light and let it overpower the darkness of addiction. Know your worth.
Feel your strength. Feel your worth. Allow those magnificent emotions and thoughts and behaviors carry you on a path of healing, recovery, and....joy. Joy in your quit. Joy in your strength. And joy in knowing that you are worth everything.