Another holiday is right around the corner. Most of us on here will be going through it for the first time. For some it can be a joyous time and others it can be stressful. Sometimes the anticipation of a gathering can be far more stressful that what the event brings. One thing I can say that this site has taught me is to live one day at a time. I've taught myself to put those negative feelings in a drawer when they pop up mentally. Some things just can't be fixed. You just have to come to the conclusion of it is what it is.
I've been dealing with my own issues here as of late with my own family for the past couple of days, but I'm certainly not smoking over it. Sometimes our addictive self can illuminate and exaggerate problems more than what in reality they are. I woke up this morning and logged onto facebook and saw this quote and it truly hit home for me. Perhaps it might hit home for some of you also.