Chin up and hang on tight to your Quit!

Blog Post created by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. on Apr 6, 2017

It's a dark, dank, dreary, dismal, day but yay it's 33 ° F degrees and that makes me happy plus we're going to get quite a bit of rain tonight and tomorrow then our Temps are supposed to be above normal for this time of year which for us in the Maritime Provinces is the low to mid 50's so I'll definitely be smiling and I won't be smoking over the rain or the above normal temps. In the early days, wks and even the first couple of months or so when something disappointing or EXciting happened one of my first thoughts would be l need a cigarette and it was like NO I don't do that anymore and even now heading for 33 months of my quit with some Spring weather finally coming my way it's like hummmmm wouldn't a cigarette be really nice right Now but whew thankfully it's only a thought and I most definitely don't want one but if I happened to be around my daughter or someone else that smokes and if I wasn't thinking and had the thought of just having one and DID actually pick one up and light it and take that drag and after all of this time of being quit, I would most likely nearly cough, choke and nearly hork up a lung or possibly both over a disgusting cancer stick, NO way, NO how will I allow that to happen because I treasure my Freedom way too much and this is where VIGILANCE COMES IN!!!!!! Having a craving or a thought of smoking doesn't mean that we need to do it, definitely not. I had horrid craves in the beginning and a few times when I had no choice and had to be around a Smoker I almost sat down with my hands underneath me but hey I would do whatever it takes to remain quit and so can each and everyone of us because we are EXERS AND FREEDOM ROCKS!  losing our hard earned quits would totally suck big time so hang on tight to the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE!