200 days today! It is another milepost that will pass in the standard 24 hours! I have actually set my sights on this one since I passed 100! This was the next big goal! Somewhere along the way it changed! I passed the 100 day mark as a smoker who had made it 100 days without smoking! Making it another 100 seemed like a noble goal!
I can not put my finger on when it changed, I just know that it it did! I think it was about the time I coined the phrase "Collateral Kindness". I realized that I had come to you, my friends, and found the understanding and the support to transition from a nicotine addicted smoker, to a person who understands his addiction, and has a firm grip on it! Somewhere along the way It ceased to be a struggle! I am at peace with the fact that " I don't do that anymore"! So my thinking changed to "Who else can I help to get where I am". I do not know the answer to that! I hope it is you,if you have not reached this point.
I am not sure where my next milestone really is! Maybe there are no more! What I do know is that I get more satisfaction out of seeing new people reaching their milestones than I get from my own! Schwack has 90 days today! Congrats to him! Other of you are reaching your own milestones today, tomorrow, the next day! I share in your celebration! I look forward to the day that all of you will share the feeling I have today. The pride that comes with the knowledge "I don't do that anymore! And I never will again!"