~~I love when people who have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire.~~ Stephanie Sparkles
While quitting can make you feel like you are consumed by the fire, there are soooo many wonderful survivors of hell who carry those buckets of water towards you!! Please pay attention when they pay attention to you They've been there. They know. They understand. And if they don't, they will ask questions until they do understand.
You are never alone in your journey even though you are the quitter. Your choices, your decisions, your path. But those who have forged the way have not forgotten what it's like to start the journey. They lag behind, holding out hands for you, walking beside you, and lifting up obstacles so you don't trip over them. There are here early morning, they are here during the day, they are here late at night. Just paying attention. Distracting you from the heat. Encouraging you every step of the way.
Some are compassionate. Some are no nonsense. Some are fighting battles you will never hear about. Kindness is never wrong...so be kind. Ask questions. Wonder. Share. Offer. Shine your own light. And know, please know, that these people...some called 'elders', others who will be....are here for YOU. They have your back and they light your way.
Heroes. Warriors. Healers. Nurturers. And their only purpose is to help you quit. Wow. How magnificent is that?