My, how things have changed!

Blog Post created by pir8fan on Jul 9, 2010

If you have been around long enough, you may remember that I showed up here 6 months ago! I was 8 days into my quit and not even a little bit happy about it! Truth of the matter is I saw an ad and thought I would check it out and see what kind of propaganda the left wing was spewing, and maybe pick a few political fights! It took me a little time to realize there was not much of a political nature going on here. Instead, I found a bunch of honest, caring people here, doing their best to help each other through difficult times! As time went on I felt a need to be a part of that, and I saw many others do the same. People came and some went and I recognized a pattern in the ones who stayed! I coined a term to describe what I saw here. Collateral Kindness. Those who come to help themselves and stay to help others. God bless all who practise this. You will never know the countless lives you have saved!

This practise seems to have spawned a new energy and enthuiasm at this site. I watched for a long time as people came her looking for the magic bullet that would make them quit. Some came and learned that there is no magic in the words written here. Quitting is a bit of work that you have to do for yourself. Some dissappeared! They were not willing to do the work. I hope they all come back before it is too late.

I look around today and I see a new type of quitter, I see  people coming aboard who are educating themselves and offering inspiration to each other, and those of us who have been here a while. They seem to come here understanding the magnitude of their task, and how much you help yourself as you help others. There is courage and strength and wisdom flowing around this site with a power that seem to build on it's self!

I have long been proud to be a part of this site, but never more proud than today! Please, everyone keep the energy going! Keep the enthusiam going! Above all, keep your quits going!  You are remarkable people! Keep your FOCUS!! Never lose your DETERMINATION!!      Tommy