~~It doesn't take much to either shift or elevate your state of mind. Listen to a good song. Compliment someone. Realize and acknowledge the fact that you haven't even painted your Mona Lisa yet. Your best is yet to come and it's so above and beyond what you envision for yourself that when it comes, you'll laugh at the bar and expectations you had previously set for yourself. You will set fire to your goals.~~ SourceMessages
Shifting your state of mind. That's all it takes, really. To say "I can" rather than "I can't". To think "It's not so bad" rather than "This totally sucks". To be grateful for what you have rather than resentful for what you lack.
The whole world changes then. You see beauty where there once was gray. You feel the warmth of the sun where there once was coldness. Your heart expands. Your muscles relax. And contentment happens.
There is so much more for you to experience, you see. You haven't yet painted your Mona Lisa. You haven't yet discovered the depth of your talents or the precision of your skills. The best of who you are has yet to make an appearance....she's/he's waiting for you to believe in yourself. To revel in your own being. To recognize the sheer magnitude of who you truly are.
Because as smokers, we shrivel ourselves. That addiction grows and our true beings are shoved back into the shadows. Addiction does that, you know. Think about it, if we used our wisdom and our courage and our sense of self-worth....we wouldn't be smokers. Addiction changes our mind sets and weakens our beings.
But hold tight to the knowledge that the best is yet to come. And it is better than anything you've ever imagined. So during the early days of you quit and during your weaker moments and during those trying times, remember the best is yet to come and it will be so good and strong and utterly amazing....and all the struggles you had to hang on to your quit will be so very worth it. I promise you, it will be worth it.
Hold on to that light at the end of the tunnel. Hold on to those magical thoughts of better days. Hold on to you...because you deserve that best....and that best is yet to come