I decided to delete some of my "friends" because, well, they're probably not on here any more. ( And as our pages only allow 100, I'd rather see the new ones there.) Many of them were from years and years ago. Some of them were really interesting. They all had good intentions. They all wanted to quit. They were from all walks of life and all ages. I hope they made it. In reviewing them, though, I suspect that many didn't. Just a guess on my part, but .... I hope I'm wrong.
Some I have not deleted. Because I had more of an intense on-line relationship with them and...I can't seem to really let them go. Because they wanted it, so bad. This freedom that I have. And I so hope they come back - if they have lost their quits. Though some of them simply never gained them to begin with. And some - no doubt - just have remained smoke free with no need to return. But - I don't know...for me, I periodically go back to my initial quit site and say "HERE I AM SMOKE FREE FOR 5 YEARS!" or whatever. If you've been helped and made it, ya just need to go back and say: Yes, it's possible!" To encourage the many strugglers. Even if it's once a year on your quit date. You neeed to do that.
I hope all of my new friends make it. I'd love to have a list of friends that far exceeds the 100 allowed on my page that are all successful quitters.
...just passing thoughts as I go through this quit life on this quit night.....during this fifth year....