As I sit here on a Saturday night my heart is full of all of you amazing people. You open yourselves like clams to the pearl of your best selves. You share your struggles, your humor, your determination, you love, your empathy, your anger, your sorrow, your seeming lacks, your hopes, your shattered dreams your "all of you." I am humbled and grateful for that sharing. And I think that's one of the reasons I hang out here, still, after 13 years. I never stop learning. Not only about my quit journey, but about my life journey. I never stop growing because you teach me and make me question and change me and embrace my spirit as I embrace yours. You are a part of my life journey. And how lucky I am for that.
This is just a thank you to all who have participated here for years and those who are mid-term and those brand new on your journeys. Quitting smoking changes our lives. Usually in a good way. How we choose to think of quitting, and what we do with our journeys is all up to us. I hope your journey enables you to recognize how amazing you are (if you didn't already know it.) And every day you keep a cigarette out of your mouth will add that sprinkle of amazement. Until your smoke-free cake is glowing!
May you all be enriched and ultimately nourished by your smoke-free journeys.