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"How often do you say "I have to" when you could say "I get to"? I get to go to the gym. I get to work and earn money. I get to take care of people I love. It's a real game changer when you start seeing your obligations as opportunities. Read more:"


You get to quit smoking!  It is totally within your control.  What a different spin on that!  It is not an obligation, but something you can do - for yourself, for those who love you.


If you are in the early stages, stay focused.  It is so worth it.  If you are further along, guard your quit with your life - because your life really IS at stake.  You get to decide.  How cool is that??!!


Happy Monday!  Decide it's gonna' be a GREAT week!





Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Aug 23, 2019


Every time I try to link to someone's page by clicking on their avatar - I get this message and can't get there.  I couldn't get to YOUR page to send you a pm, either!


How about some mocktails instead?  Try one - you might like it!!!

Remember -  drinking alcohol is a proven quit killer.  Don't chance it.

A quit is a terrible thing to lose!


Here's a fast recap of why it's a bad idea:  Quitting Smoking If You Drink Alcohol 


Please don't chance it this weekend.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.



For people who are trying to quit smoking, alcohol (like coffee or stress) can be a trigger to smoke. Drinking can also lower one’s inhibitions, making it harder to stick to your quit plan. This is why many experts advise limiting the use of alcohol during your quit journey: 


Please don't chance it this weekend.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.



Did you ever tackle a big project, knowing you were going to have to chip away at it, a little at a time?  Maybe it was a garage, attic, or basement clean-out, or a purge before you moved, or your parent's home?  You didn't expect to get this over with in a day or two, or probably even several weeks.


It took me an entire summer about eight years ago,  but I cleared a section of newly formed woods from my property with only a hand saw, a shovel, a rake and, eventually, a garden weasel.  Started with the locust trees and scrub cherry trees, cut them all down, and into sections.  All tolled, there were about 30 of them. I then pulled out all the grapevine and ground ivy, then the regular weeds.  Did have to get someone in to grind the tree stumps.  To my horror, though, locust trees will shoot up NEW trees all along their remaining root I then had to dig up all the locust tree roots, too. Finished with the garden weasel to break up the dirt, then raked, seeded and put straw down over the area.  I just kept at it, one day at a time, mostly only in the early mornings when it was cooler.   I still marvel that I did it, and enjoy the cleared grassy area to this day!


Kinda' like quitting smoking? This is a journey, with lots of hard work and things to discover along the way.  So - just as any other big project, you need to give it the time it takes.  And - it's gonna' take awhile - so don't expect immediate results.  be patient - the end result, like the garage clean out, is going to be worth it!



It's the weekend, and time for relaxing, going out with friends, sitting on the deck.  Beware of drinking alcohol if you are quitting smoking.


Why do I want to smoke so much when I drink? 


A quit is a terrible thing to lose.