So we have a little group of Folks in the Love Yourself discussion under Positive Affirmations for Success.
Maybe some of us think that you have to love yourself in order to join the group. I see it more like we want to learn how to love ourselves and we can do that better together!
[Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."]
So what does that have to do with Smoking Cessation???
Smoking is self destructive - period! No matter how many Nico-lies we might tell ourselves about it "helps" it doesn't help a darn thing! On the contrary I call it the Little Suicide! Because (and we all know this by now) Smoking Kills! What's worse, it doesn't keep a single promise of more relaxed, less stressed, less depressed or any other balogna about making our lives better! Smoking doesn't make anything better under any circumstances!
Once you get that, why would you want to smoke? Sometimes we say, "I just don't give a darn about me!" due to circumstances around us. But usually that's due to temporary circumstances or depression which can come and go. If we could just wait it out, stuff would become a lot different!
The lowest point in my Life was 1993. It sucked eggs in the worst way! No way do I ever want to go back to that - ever! But everything that was wrong then is ancient history now! I couldn't see it at the time but time (and blood, sweat and tears) did heal it all! It was a matter of wading through the doo-doo!
So if you feel down, you might feel less motivated to protect your Quit! But if you can keep the perspective that things will eventually get better even if they suck right now, it can help you to realize that your Quit might just be the BEST part of the whole picture - for now! Temporary!
We do heal! Especially when we trust in God!
Come to our group! You don't have to be all cheerful and happy if you don't feel like it! You can find a close group of friends who will hold you up until you can do it for yourself. And if you happen to be cheerful and happy, you can come and boost the others!
Hope to see you there!