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Protect Your Quit First!

Posted by pir8fan Apr 30, 2013

As we sail our ship through the troubled water of life, everyone, and every event, we encounter is either a Sail, or an Anchor! If we are to reach our destination, we must identify each one of these as such. We must choose our Sails well, and run them high upon the mast, to gather the winds of success. We must also cut loose the Anchors. Identify those people, and events, that would drag us down, or hold us back for their own purposes. They are our Anchors!

We must also jetison the dead weight that we are carrying along. The thoughts of inadequacy, and seeds of self doubt, that others have burdened us with, are dead weight. And while this dead weight may not sink your ship, it will make your voyage a longer and harder one!

Keep close watch on your sails! Steer your ship to keep them full of the winds of promise. Beware that some of these sails may fail you! Your most vibrant colored, and strongest sail may fade, and tear away. It may fall useless upon the deck. You may be tempted to keep it, for the good that it has been in the past! Look beyond that temptation. For it will lay there, and rot. It will become more dead weight. Jetison that as well!

Focus on you goal! Keep your Determination at the forefront! For Focus, and Determination are the linchpins of success! So, sail on my Friends! Freedom is not only your destination, it is part of your journey!

As you sail through, I wish you fair winds, and following seas!           Tommy

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Freedom Train 04/28/13

Posted by pir8fan Apr 28, 2013

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! 2 Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

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Rest In Peace 'Possum

Posted by pir8fan Apr 26, 2013

George Jones 09/12/1931--04/26/2013

"Country Music's Living Legend" Lives no more!

Thank you George for all the great memories and music!

http://youtu.be/XCC-c7B5-Aw

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Thought for today!

Posted by pir8fan Apr 23, 2013

What is the difference between Genius and Stupidity?

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Genius has limits!

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Freedom Train 04/21/13

Posted by pir8fan Apr 21, 2013

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! 2 Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

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Two Phrases

Posted by pir8fan Apr 16, 2013

"Senseless acts of terror" and "Who would do such a thing?" Have you heard these two phrases much in the last couple of days? I know you have! Have you given them much though? Are there any acts of terror that are sensible? Indeed, who would do such things? To kill and maim the bodys of someone you do not even know, somehow seems worse that killing and maiming the body of someone you do know?

Please make sure this is not your epitaph! "Here lies one who committed senseless acts of terror on their own body! Who would do such a thing?"

We are all guilty of this! But we all know now that it was a part of our addiction! Maybe we did not know! That was an EXcuse! But we all know better now! We have no EXcuse! "WE DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE!". This epitaph may be a part of our history! But it has no place in our future! Be kind to yourself! Be kind to each other!

Tommy

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! 2 Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

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Home again!

Posted by pir8fan Apr 13, 2013

Good morning fellow EXer's! In case you noticed that I was not around last week, it was because I went to spend some time at the Mayo Clinic!

I met with two very good cardiologist there! They were able to EXplain a lot of things to me in a way that I could understand! They cleared up a number of things that my local cardiologist confused me about! I have a much better handle on what is going on with my heart now! They want more test! Don't they always?

Anyway, I am back home and at my own keyboard! My message for all of you this morning is: Fight for your quit! It is difficult at times, but it is always better than Fighting for your life!!                Tommy

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Freedom Train 04/07/13

Posted by pir8fan Apr 7, 2013

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! 2 Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

I received message from our Friend Mike! It seems that he has blown out a knee! I do not know all of the details yet! I do know (from EXperience) that he is in a lot of pain at this point! We have seen, time and again, the power of prayer from this group, so please take a moment and send up some Knee Mail for our brother in Freedom!

KOKO Mike!              Tommy

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Smoking in Schools!

Posted by pir8fan Apr 1, 2013

News from the U.S. Dept of Education indicates that a new program is about to be instituted in our nations schools! A new curriculum for 6th and 7th graders could require our children to smoke at school! Studies indicate that the best soliders in the battle against nicotine addiction are those who have smoked, and quit! The new plan will require the schools to allow up to 10, six minute smoke breaks during the school day! One hour will be added to each school day so that the kids can still get all their basic class work done!

The NEA(teachers union) is protesting the longer school days! One teacher is quoted as saying "The union is organizing to fight the Dept of Education on this one! Why should we have to work longer days? Although, as a smoker myself, I would appreciate the chance to grab a smoke here and there."

Proponents of the plan say that introducing the addiction at an earlier age will make breaking the addiction easier, and can be accomplished in a high number of cases during the 8th grade! "We are confident that 93% of the students will be smoke free by the time they graduate! A 7% smoking rate is much lower than the current national average." said a high ranking official at U.S. Dept Education. When ask about funding for the program He dropped a bombshell! "The funding for this program is included in thousands of unread pages of the Affordable Health Care Act". This is considered, by many, to be the most important accomplishment of our current administration.

For the most part officials of major tobacco companies did not return our calls. The one person that we were able to speak with said, "We have know for a long time that kids are the future of this industry! We are not alarmed by this new government program! In fact, I suspect that we will be ask to help fund it! We, of course, will be happy to do our part............ for the children!

I hope that all of you enjoy you April 1st!                                 Tommy

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