Thomas3.20.2010

Romance when you least expect it!

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Apr 8, 2011

This is somewhat a confession and it took me awhile to decide to tell you all! But it really happened and I know you'll be as taken by surprise as I was! Yesterday was Day 383 of my quit and also my "Friday" . I got off a 10 hour shift at work, not different than any other work day, in other words, the most mundane of circumstances and I get to the first stop light at the corner and ZAP! There I am thinking, "Man, if I had a cigarette right now, I would smoke it and enjoy it - A LOT!" Of course, I wasn't even done with the thought which was maybe a whole minute at the most when I'm coughing uncontrolably from COPD! How BIZARRE! I know I wouldn't enjoy it  - I know I hate it for stealing my health - I know that I do NOT miss anything about smoking at all 99.9999% of the time and here I am - romancing the cig! Oh bother! So I snapped out of it with N.O.P.E.! Don't get me wrong, it hasn't happened in Months but it sure might happen to anyone under the most unexpected circumstances! But with N.O.P.E. which is a very powerful mindset, you can eventually battle this thought instantly! I attribute my success at extinguishing this mental fire to staying close to BecomeanEx, offering "pay forward', pledging N.O.P.E. each and every day, and being as my friend Williewookie put it, "cautiously optimistic"! You and I are a puff away from a pack a day each and every day but N.O.P.E. and BecomeanEx really work whether you are on day one or day 383!

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