Some of us come to this site new on our freedom from nicotine journey. Upon arrival we are called “newbies”. We come with fears, anxiety, depression, addiction, along with life crisis. We introduce ourselves not sure of how we will be received but we are suprisingly welcomed. Greetings come along with instructions from an “elder”. Another elder points the direction to the path. While another takes your hand to help you step up on the path. As you are wandering along you see others just like yourself. You become friends, quit buddies, BF’s encouraging each other. You learn, laugh, love, cry, play, dance, eat, talk, walk, scream TOGETHER. Always pulling each other along the way so that no one is left behind. Some are just a few steps ahead but always close making sure each are okay. The elders are still encouraging but they are not as close because you and your buddies are finding the way. Besides the elders have to meet greet and instruct other newbies at the beginning of the path.
Sometimes the journey is difficult. There are some serious bumps in the road. There are so many things that we have to learn or relearn so we don’t fall down and never give up on the journey. The further we travel the more we grow and are able to help someone else along the way. If it gets dark you may be the one with the spare light. There is always someone on the road. So you don’t have to be alone. There is always someone to talk to, all you have to do is BLOG, or message. Someone will respond. If you need any help to stay on the course all you have to do is ask. Be mindful If you see that someone has fallen.not to step on them so they can get back up.
We reach milestones one after the other and we are so happy to achieve BUT we must continue to pass the torch back so there is light in the middle of the road. As Summer Rain says….The journey continues.
....make a friend today.