~~How strangely do we diminish a thing as we try to express it in words.~~ Maurice Maeterlinck
I am a talker. I love words, I love expressing myself, and I love trying to assist others in expressing themselves as well.
But then I came across this quote. It quieted me. I have so many of those moments….the ones you keep to yourself because there simply aren’t words to express it.
I love that smokers come here and find the courage to write a blog about their experiences. To post their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. That takes courage to share parts of the self that may be rejected, ridiculed, or dismissed. As their quit journey is filled with unexpected dips, twists, and turns, so do their posts reflect their joys, triumphs, and stumbles.
But so many quitters don’t share. So many quitters don’t express. So many quitters never explain.
And that, too, takes courage. To live those moments of fear, uncertainty, or hesitation without voicing it. To experience those moments of sheer pleasure, breathtaking joy, or stunning delight without sharing it because sharing would somehow diminish the event or the emotions. Thesequitters possess poise and a sense of self that carries them through life with strength and grace.
We are uniquely who we are. Our journeys are individual, yet our lives intertwine. All I can say is be who you are and don’t feel as if you must be a certain way or do a certain thing as you maneuver through your quit . Just live the way you are meant to live and know that there is someone in the world who understands that. I applaud you. Quit your way.