As I walk learning every day about life and choices, it occurred to me that the reasons keeping us all here, even after securing our quits, are LOVE AND BELONGING.
We love our peers, we are all one, we belong together.
Not as former smokers, but as human beings.
We crave the love dispensed here unconditionally.
And we crave sharing that love.
I do, I am here because I am loved, and I am here because I want to give love, to newbies, to friends I made here, to complete strangers who are wiling to take it.
And even if I don't understand some of the references to past social behaviors, or food, or cars, or kid's games, I still feel I belong. Because I learn it, I ask questions and someone will answer me.
And I am grateful for being here in this loving environment.