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Goodbye to Cigarettes!

Posted by pir8fan Jul 26, 2012

I see that a lot of people are posting Goodbye Letters to cigarettes! I have always enjoyed those! They are a strong source of motivation!! Actec caused me to write mine more than two years ago! It has been a while since I posted it so I went back and found it! Here is the goodbye I said, more that two years ago! I hope you enjoy it!

Goodbye Evil one! You came to me when I was young, and showed me a new experience. And although the first time was awkard it seemed good in the end, and I wanted to try again! I learned, and became better at what I was supposed to do! But the afterglow was short lived, and I was ready again, and again! You were alway there for me. You were at my disposal whenever, and wherever. You never said no! You made it so easy for me to love you! You created a need in me, but you were always there to satisfy it! Is it any wonder that you were my first thought in the morning and my last thought every night? I reached for you first thing every morning! I had total control of you!

Slowly it changed. I had to check every night to be sure you would be there in the morning! You were no longer easy. I had to work to make sure you would be there. Occasionally you would run out on me. I would feel usless and helpless, and I would rush out to get you. And there was the fear. Fear that I could not live without you! You blinded me to the truth! You gave me nothing except an illusion. And you took, and took, until there was little left but a quiveing mass, begging for his pride back.

You will decieve me no more! I see you for the thieving **** that you are. There was never enough for you! And now there is nothing! Every feeling I ever had for you is gone, leaving nothing but comtempt! You stole my youth! You impaired my growth as a human being. You almost got away with my very life! There is nothing here for you anymore. Leave!! Never look back! You have no place here ever again. Go and sing your siren song elsewhere. I shall be your fool no more!              Tommy


Colorado Lesson

Posted by pir8fan Jul 23, 2012

As we all know by now, last week a very disturbed young man put into action a very elaborate plan to reek havoc on a large number of people and families! The absolute key to his success there was careful and detailed planning! The number of people killed, and the numbers of the injured, pale in comparison to the number of people who will be forever changed by his actions! Who among us will ever walk into a theater again without giving our fellow moviegoers a bit more scrutiny?

The other side of this coin is the fact that his victims were not prepared at all. I am not implying that they should have been, for who really know the direction from which evil will approach! It is hard to imagine that it will rear it's ugly head at a movie house! That being said, one is left to wonder how different thing may have been if even one person had of been armed, and returned fire!

The correlation that I am making here is this! As smokers and EX'ers, every day we face elaborate plans by the tobacco industry and our own personal nicodemon! The nicodemon rears his ugly head in places that we have not prepared to deal with him! He has prepared thoroughly! He knows our weaknesses! He is ready, willing, and able to EXploit them! We must be ever vigilant! Arm yourself with knowledge, and be prepared to return fire! The addiction that lives with-in us is just as deadly an assassin as any we will ever encounter in our daily lives! The addiction is with us always, and we must be prepared to deal with it in every imaginable situation, and even in some that we can not imagine! Your fellow EXer's are here to provide you with all the weapons you need to defend yourself. Take advantage of the education and support available to you here! The nicodemon will come after you! Be alert! Be prepared! Defend your quit! Protect your health!



Lifelines for Success!!

Posted by pir8fan Jul 12, 2012

Remember you lifelines!

#1. Ask The Audience! Come here and tell us that you are in danger, and why! Wait 15 minutes for us to respond! Give us that opportunity to help you help yourself! That is why we are here!

#2. Phone A Friend! Befriend someone here that you feel you can trust! Exchange phone numbers with that person! If you are in a situation that you can not handle on your own, call that person! Have an intelligent conversation, and make an informed and well thought out decision!

#3. 50/50! Make two list! The first list should be all the reasons you should not smoke! The second list should be all the reasons you should smoke! Now take the second list and mark out alll the "Excuses" for smoking! Excuses and reasons are two very different things! If there is anything left on the second list, let me know! Keep your first list handy. Read it if any of the "excuses" try to steal your quit!

Live Free of this nasty addiction!! You can do this!                           Tommy


Freedom Train 07/09/12

Posted by pir8fan Jul 9, 2012

Good morning fellow EXer's! It is both a pleasure and an honor to once again sit at the throttle of the Freedom Train! Although the circumstance of this invitation are less than ideal! At any rate we will join together in celebration of our milestones as the Freedom Train makes it's daily run to Freedom from the slavery that bound us all for so long!

As you board the Train this morning in preperation for the celebration, I would like to ask you all to stop by the Chapel Car, and spend a moment in prayer for Marcie and her husband Matt. Matt is back in the hospital! Those of you who have been here a while have seen the power of prayer when we unite in one voice at this site! So please spend a few minutes on your knees today in prayer for Matt and Marcie and their family!



The first stop for the Freedom Train today is to pick up a lady who, I have to admit, I can not identify by screen name! Marcie's sister in law Tricia, has One Year today! While I understand that family matters may cast a shadow on your celebration, I hope you at least make an appearance today! Completing your first year Smoke Free is a big deal! We are proud of you and celebrate your Freedom! WOOOOO HOOOOOO

The next stop is in New York! I am giving the Train whistle some EXtra work as we pass the hospital where our JoJo is recovering and doing so well! But we are here to pick up Donna! She is known to many as dbaker! In spite of a rocky start on the road to Freedom Donna has 300 Smoke Free Days behind her! That is awesome Donna! Grab you best party dress and dancing shoes! We are about have a party!

Last, but by no means least we stopping to pick up A7kidsdad! Today he boards the Freedom Train to celebrate entrance to the Triple Digit Club! 100 Smoke Free Days! A fantastic milestone!

Now let's get this party rolling!

This Train is bound for Freedom from the evils of tobacco and smoking!




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Thank you Papa!!!

Posted by pir8fan Jul 6, 2012

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Papa Jim for the EXcellent job he did with the Fourth of July Bonfire! It was loads of fun for all who attended! I believe at last count we burned up 1,269,103 cigarettes! In the well known words of our late sister Dawn, "WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO"! That is fantastic! It is a tribute to all who make this site a pathway to Freedom!

So here is a heartfelt Thank You, Papa! It was a blast!

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to disolve the bands which have connected them to their tobacco products, and assume among the powers of the earth, the seperate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Natures God entitle them, a decent respect of the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that compell them to the seperation!

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all EXer's were created equal, and with equal opportunity to quit, and that they were endowed by their Creator with certain Unailenable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the persuit of Clean Lungs!

We, the EXer's do here by solemnly publish and declare that we are independent of tobacco and obsolved of any loyalty to the producers thereof.

We the EXer's do here by attach our signatures to this document and mutually pledge to each other to protect our quits with our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor!

Witness my hand! Tommy Piver

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