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Bonfire and how it Works!

Posted by pir8fan Jun 30, 2013

We are going to have a bonfire on Friday July 5th at 7 PM Estern time! The whole site is not only invited , but EXpected!! And that means you!!

I will light the fire on my blog at about 7:00PM! Everyone should bring their own fuel for the fire! We burn up your unsmoked cigarettes! Not ones that have laying around the house(I hope to God you don't have any of those), but the ones you would have smoked if you had not quit! For EXample it you have been quit for 100 Days, and you were smoking a pack a day(20 cigarettes) You wiould have 100 X 20 = 2,000 unsmoked cigarettes to throw in the fire! If you need math help let me know!!

There will lots of people at this event! We will have music links for music lovers! We will have food for those of us who like to eat! I am betting there will be Frozen Margaritas with EXtra salt(don't tell Sandy) and other adult beverages for the "cyber-imbibers"(new word??)! There will be Diet Coke for Maggie and Chocolate Milkshakes for Stacie! You are required to have fun, whether you like it or not!!

The most important thing is to get everybody involved, for whatever time they can spare! In the past we have EXceded 1,000,000 unsmoked nasties in the bonfires! I hope we can set a new all time record with this one! In order to make this happen, we have to all contact our friends, and make sure that everyone shows up! Keep after your friends until you get a committment! If some one can not attend, get them to give you their totals, so you can bring their contribution to the fire with you! All contributions must come from our members!

It is going to be BLAST! I EXpect and hope to see all of you there! Now go out and spread the word! If I may quote my dear late friend Dawn here: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO    Tommy

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Freedom Train 06/30/13

Posted by pir8fan Jun 30, 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

.................Remember this!!!

There is a demon living in you! He is called the nicodemon! He has the ability to put thoughts in your head! You have the choice of listening to him, or not! He is dying! You are killing him! The thoughts that he's putting into your head are ones of desperation! He wants you to save him! Are you willing to give up your life for his? You have wrested the control from him! You have shattered the chains of bondage that this addiction has kept you in! You have tasted FREEDOM! Will you become a slave to this nicodemon again? You have a chance to breathe free! Take that chance! Turn you head, and let the little ******* die! You have regained control of your life! Keep it my friends! Keep it!!!         Tommy

These things that require a mighty struggle

These things that tax us to the core

These are the things valued highest

These are the things worth fighting for

Tommy Piver  (circa June 10, 2013)

   

 

  
     
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Freedom Train 06/23/13

Posted by pir8fan Jun 23, 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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Freedom Train 06/22/13

Posted by pir8fan Jun 22, 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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Dear Legacy For Health

Posted by pir8fan Jun 21, 2013

I just want to take a minute to thank you for this fantastic community! I know that, sometimes, the voices that complain about the occasional spam (that we do have here), are much louder than the voices of appreciation! Please try to ignore that as much as possible! I am sure that you are just as annoyed by the spam as any of the rest of us!

Where I am going to try to keep my focus, is on the fact that you provide us this wonderful community without asking one thing from us in return! Totally Free! Here, we find an opportunity to reach out and help one another! Here, we find a home for "Collateral Kindness"! Here, we find the tools to keep our quits strong!  All of this, and it cost us............... nothing! You do not even ask for respect! But I for one will gladly pay you that! Those of us with the longest quits should be the most appreciative! Also I promise that when I see spam, I will report it, and move on! I can scroll past it! I think most of us can! There is a saying here "Take what you need, and leave the rest!"! So I will take what I need! That is a place to come, and help others, while I keep my own quit strong! What I will leave, is the complaining! I don't need that, and I am sure that you don't either! And if it really needs to be done, I am sure that someone else will be happy to do that for us!

I appreciate you!                             Tommy

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A BIG Thank you........

Posted by pir8fan Jun 18, 2013

.........to all who stopped by to help me celebrate my birthday yesterday!

Thank you Shawn, for posting the blog, and the great pictures!

And big Hug for all on the Freedom Train and all who came to my page!

You all make me feel Special! i am proud to be a part of this wonderful community!

So, again, Thank You, from the bottom of my slighty damaged heart!         Tommy

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Opportunity Lost!

Posted by pir8fan Jun 16, 2013

It was the eve of Father's Day 1971. My friend Elbert, and I spent the entire night fishing of the Sportsman Pier in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. We had a cooler of cold beer, and the fish were biting. We spent the night solving all of the world problem's, with the accumulated wisdom of 19 year old boys! Life was good! But that was about to change!

They said that they walked up and down the length of the pier twice, calling my name. If they did I never heard them. Nor, did I see the writing on the chalk board that Father's Day morning!. I did see the message later. Small letters written in yellow chalk! "Tommy Piver go to Carteret General Hospital". When I finally arrived there, my sister came running out the door of the emergency room, and I knew before she said a word. The smartest, and toughest man I had ever know was gone.

How could that possibly be? This was the man who came home from the tobacco market, unexpected, to find his wife had five guy's over for drinking and partying! In the fight that ensued he ended up on the wrong end of a shotgun! Someone(we think my Mom) pulled the triger as the barrel was against his abdomen! The ambulance found him standing by the curb, waiting for them, with his intestines wrapped in a wet towel! And he survived! He was one tough man! I was the 10 month old in the crib, in corner of the room!

Fifteen months before this horrible Father's Day, Dad had a heart attack! Again he survived! They told him what he need to do,............ and what he should give up! I can see him now, pulling one of those unfiltered Lucky Strikes from the two piece plastic case, and flicking his Zippo lighter to life, as he told me "If I have to give up everything that I enjoy, I might as well be gone anyway"! Oh, how many time I have repeated those same words! The one thing that my Dad told me, that I wish I had never heard! He never had the opportunity to learn that there is so much of life that you can enjoy, smoke free! My Dad died at 48! I took me until I was 57 to learn that, and to re-learn life Smoke Free!

There is a collection of things that my Daddy told me, that linger in the back of my mind! Important life lessons, that seemed to be just part of a conversation, all those years ago! How did he know that those teaching moments would stick, if he did not play the role of a father figure telling what I had better do? But the one bit of wisdom he never possessed, was that life is better when you are Free of the addiction to nicotine! And that was an opportunity lost! For him! And for me!                    Tommy

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Freedom Train 06/16/13

Posted by pir8fan Jun 16, 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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Freedom Train 06/15/13

Posted by pir8fan Jun 15, 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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JUNE 14th A Special Day!

Posted by pir8fan Jun 13, 2013

It is Flag Day! Proudly display your colors!

I pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.

 

AMEN

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FREEDOM

Posted by pir8fan Jun 11, 2013

These things that require a mighty struggle

These things that tax us to the core

These are the things valued highest

These are the things worth fighting for

Tommy Piver  (circa yesterday afternoon)

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TURKEY AND MARGARITA PARTY!

Posted by pir8fan Jun 10, 2013

Follow this link!

Bring something turkey realated!

Wear something turkey related!

Say something turkey realated!   (Besides Gobble Gobble)

Just don't tell us you are related to a turkey! (TMI)

Dinner is served! Margaritas are flowing! Enjoy til you can't type anymore!

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/SkyGirl-blog/2013/06/10/a-smart-turkey

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Freedom Train 06/09/13

Posted by pir8fan Jun 9, 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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It is all about YOU!

Posted by pir8fan Jun 6, 2013

That is the way that I felt when I got here! It is what you are here for! You say what you are thinking, and read the responses to your blog! Then you surf on off and around the internet!

What you miss by this, is the education, and the wisdom, in the blogs of the EXperienced quitters! Sure they answer your questions in your blog! But in thier own blogs, they answer the questions that you don't know you need to ask!

Tuesday there was a veritable plethora of great blogs from our more EXperienced members! So much help! Answers to questions that will be ask again, and again! The comments on these blogs,... pretty much all came from the people that could have also written them! If you are new here, this is what you need to be reading! This is the stuff that long term quits come from!

So, yes write blogs, and ask questions! But also read and discuss the contents of the blogs of others!  In these blog you find the wisdom that comes from the mistakes of others! You really should learn from the mistakes of others! You do not have time to make them all yourself!  Tommy

There are a lot of new people here, and this is also a reminder for those who may have forgotten! Always remember your lifelines!

If you should have a serious craving use all of your lifelines before you smoke!

#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! 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 or tEXt that person!

#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 all of the "EXcuses" to smoke! 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!

This message was brought to by: The Freedom Train! "IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"                  Tommy

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FOCUS AND DETERMINATION!

Posted by pir8fan Jun 4, 2013

While I really prefer to come here every day and night with original thought, there are times when old thoughs are good also! Many of you have seen these stories before! I beg your indulgence so that those who have not, may also get the opportunity to find something they need here!

As I read the various blogs, I find everyone looking for just a little more than help with kicking a nasty addiction. There are loud screams and soft cries from people with varing levels of desperation. Today I would like to share with you two stories that I have encountered that demonstrate FOCUS and DETERMINATION.

The first is about a lady named Trudy. In 1925 she dreamed of becoming the first woman and only the sixth person to swim the English Channel. She made her plans until the day she set out, in pea soup fog, to make her dream a reality. She swam with all she had, for as long as she could, but finally had to give up. She was pulled aboard a boat, and later discovered she was only 1/4 of a mile from the shore. She realized that she could have made it if she had only known how close she was. Her attempt to live her dream, like many others, was crushed because she could not see how close she was. In 1926 Gertrude Ederle went back on a clear day and became the first woman to swin the English Channel. This time she could see her goal. Her ability to Focus on the shore helped her reach her dream. And she did it almost 2 hours faster than any of the men who preceded her. Keep your Focus! Otherwise, you may never know how close you are to success!

My second story is about a man more well known. His name is Sir Edmund Hillary. He was first man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest! Most know his fame for this accomplishment, but few know it was his second attempt. His first attempt was a failure. But the man was not a quitter. Two months after his failure, while giving a speech at the base of Mt.Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary turned and shook his fist at the mountain and proclaimed " I will get you next time, you are as big as you will ever be, but I am not done growing!" This Determination drove him until he did indeed find success in his next attempt! The rest, as they say, is history.

As you face the daily challenges of you own personal goals, not the least of which is Freedom from the evils of tobacco, remember the lessons of these great champions! Keep your FOCUS!! Never lose your DETERMINATION!! Live FREE!!! Tommy

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Freedom Train 06/02/13

Posted by pir8fan Jun 2, 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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