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The truth

Posted by Mandolinrain Apr 12, 2020

Where my words come from?

I don’t know


How long will it take

I don’t know


When will t be over 

I cant say


It is different for us all..

Perhaps ….. days


What will it feel like?

Feels like you're  doomed.


When will it pass?

Not too soon.


Is there hope I can quit?

Absolutely yes.


But i’ts been years I have smoked, are you sure it can be done?

Yes is the answer, and no its not fun.


I challenge you, today is the day.

Keep on smoking or throw them away.


Of tomorrow, what will you say?

I hope it is the choice…to throw them away.


The thing is, its different for us all. Some suffer longer than others. I personally believe the more I  understood the addiction the better I did ...Alan Carrs book ( The EASYWAY TO QUIT SMOKING) was so helpful, but that's my story; There SO MANY GOOD QUIT STORIES o here, look a them all and find one that fits you.


No matter what quit method you decide on, it will work if you work it. It all about CHOICE. Make one.

With so much social distancing going on, many of us have some extra time now we can set aside and reflect well as our quits. Why we ever started, why  it took so long to quit...why once we decided to quit, smoking can just never be the same. Ever. We have all felt that at one time or another , I suspect.


I am taking more time to do this. Less Computer and Less TV time. 

More reflection.


It's an excellent time to 'Study' an area of your life that needs development, be it Spiritual-Personal-Your quit or whatever area you choose.

For me , in this time of pandemic and uncertainties, I am choosing 

'Gratitude/ Blessings', as I see them all in the same light.


YOU are ALL 'Blessings to me and I am grateful for the impressions you have all given to me'. It reminds me especially today, Good Friday', that while our Lord is not on the Cross anymore, He is still present in my life and very active. He is still in control.


And while I may never meet all of you, I take you all with me in my thoughts daily as you all continue to remind me why I do not smoke anymore and why I never will, so help me God. I feel so Blessed that God has put you all in my life.


Be blessed, be grateful, Count your Blessings. 



God is Good


I'm back!

Posted by Mandolinrain Apr 9, 2020

Marty ( my hubby cousin) is still making improvements and we are all grateful for your prayers. He is off the Vent and woke up thinking it was 2013. Yikes!


Had the storm here ( the twins....we call them Thunder and lighting ) and they left yesterday. I am one tired Nana but I am healthy, so not complaining. I plan on doing some painting this afternoon, which i have not done any in what seems like weeks.


Got SNOW this morning, but it stopped and turned to rain. Now sun is out. Yesterday it was 70. Go figure.


My indoor gardening project is doing well. I have all my outdoor garden beds ready as soon as ground warms up a bit more. I do have cold veggies in already


My Dog Nico, is in heaven with me home all the time. He and I walk outside everyday. 


I hardly ever listen to the news, its just a downer. So I only go out when I absolutely must and I dawn mask, protective eyewear and gloves. I have become best friends with Bleach water. Nothing comes in our house without being wiped down. I am thinking of making a 'decontamination entry' area ...pretty much already have, Even shoes don't come inside our home. This too shall pass....just like gas,'s gotta go eventually


Have missed all of you. Will be around more now that 'THE STORM' has passed....until they blow back in, lol