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Freedom Train 07/27/14

Posted by pir8fan Jul 27, 2014

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! 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

  

It occurs to me that we have a really great team here! If you would allow me I would like to talk a little about that concept!

First of all we have the the "Old Timers" who I call the Super Exers! I see them in the role of coaches and managers! They have been there, done that and seen it all! They share their wisdom with us, and help guide us to be successful! Then there are the veterans. We are the primary distributors of what I refer to as "Collateral Kindness"! I am reminded that we probably have the most important job! We are the liason between the Super Exers and the Short Timers and Newbies! It is importat that we be able to remember the difficulties associated with the early days of our "new starts", "do overs" or "quits". Whatever you call it there are problems that everyone has to overcome in the begining! No one shoud try to steamroll those problems, or belittle those who are having them! They are very real to the people who are having them! We must help everyone fight their individual battles! As with most teams we look at our Cheerleaders as a seperate team! This is not the case!!!! Our Cheerleaders are the glue that holds this team together! They not only bring happiness, humor, and good feelings to us, but they drive the emergency vehicles! They are the first responders to our newbies, and the first ones there when we have a teammate who falls. Often times they are there in time to prevent the fall! God bless our Cheerleaders!! We should give thanks for them everyday!

It has often been said that there is no I in team! While this is of course true, I submit to you that there are two I's In "Winning Team" They are Initiative and Integrity! As a part of a winning team we must take the Initiative to stand up for what is right and stand against that which is harmfull! We must also be deliberative and understand which is which! And we must  have the Integrity to honor our committments to ourselves, and our teammates! Will we make errors? You bet! But a winning team will find a way to overcome those and continue to win!

I thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this team! I will do all in my power to help keep it a "Winning Team"

I drove to West Palm Beach today! I knew that SkyGirl was there visiting Teddy! So I managed to get myself invited! There is nothing cooler than a EX get together! It is that rare opportunity to see avatars come alive! 

SkyGirl and I had a lite lunch while Teddy was working! Then we returned to Teddy's theater, Palm Beach Dramaworks, where we were treated to a wonderful performance of "The Most Happy Fella"! The three of us then had a great dinner at Oli's before Teddy went back to work and Sky back to her hotel to try and get some rest before her early morning flight!

But the important part for all of you is the pictures! So I submit, for your viewing pleasure, Two beautiful EXer's and me!!

                             
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Total Commitment!

Posted by pir8fan Jul 20, 2014

A pig and a chicken were walking down the road one beautiful spring Monday when they passed the local church. The sign out front said "Join us Saturday morning for our annaul homecoming breakfast!" The chicken, who could not read, ask the pig what the sign said! After the pig told her, she got EXcited! She said "Those are such nice people, we should contribute to the breakfast! I could contribute some eggs and you could contribute a ham!!"

The pig responded "I am not sure you understand. If you lay some eggs and contribute them, you walk away and your contribution is done! If I give them a ham, that is one half of my back side, that is a commitment! And while it may seem to be half-ass, it is a total commitment!

Thank you to all who contribute to this site! However if you want to quit, and stay quit, do not make a half-ass commitment! Make a total commitment! Give up that part of you that thinks you need cigarettes! You will find that you have given up nothing! You have gained FREEDOM!

Live Free my friends! Smoke Free!!

Tommy

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Freedom Train 07/20/14

Posted by pir8fan Jul 20, 2014

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! 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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Just a heads up!

Posted by pir8fan Jul 14, 2014

Our own LindaN, conductress EXtroidinare of the Freedom Train, and Friend to all, is celebrating 4 YEARS of Freedom today! AND, it is also her Birthday if memory serves me! I forget the number of years(like any good man does) but I am pretty sure she is 40 something!

Please take a moment and stop by this Sweet Young Lady's page and EXtend you Congratulations and Happy Birthday wishes!!

Happy Birthday Linda! 

Tommy

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Freedom Train 07/13/14

Posted by pir8fan Jul 13, 2014

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! 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

  

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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It is Giulia's Birthday!

Posted by pir8fan Jul 8, 2014

Just wanted to let everyone know that our Dear Giulia Giuliais celebrating her birthday today! Please stop by with your birthday wishes!!

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday to You!!

Happy Birthday Dear Giulia!!!

Happy Birthday to Yoooooooooouuuuuuu!

I would like to start this message with a big THANK YOU to Shawn for hosting this years Fourth of July Bonfire! It was a roaring success! We burned nearly one and a quarter MILLION unsmoked cigarettes! The final tally was 1,243,902! Much fun was had by all! It was indeed our social event of the season!

The legacy of this years edition on the bonfire will not be built around the big numbers contributed by those of us who have been here for a long time! Nor will the fire be remembered for the huge numbers we could have produced if all of our "Elders" had been able to attend! The most memorable part of this bonfire is the huge participation of the "Newbies"! Those who are just finding their voices in this community turned out in fantastic numbers! Those who are just discovering that you can live smoke free and still have fun, joined hands with us in a celebration of their new found FREEDOM!! The small numbers that they contributed are a very solid foundation for the future of our community! If I may single you out, Cookie, you put a huge smile on this wrinkled old face of mine! You were comfortable enough with us to come and contribute 7 cigarettes to the fire!! That is absolutely awesome!! Welcome to the EX community! Reach out to us if and when you need us! We will be here for you! And so many others with relatively small numbers, brought their unsmoked cigarettes and their trust in our community to the forefront! Let the more seasoned quitters amoung us vow today to be here for all who need our help in reaching the level of Freedom that we enjoy here!

Once again: Fantastic Fourth of July Bonfire! Let Freedom Ring!! And, God Bless America!!

Tommy

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Freedom Train 07/06/14

Posted by pir8fan Jul 6, 2014

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! 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

  

pir8fan

BONFIRE TONIGHT!

Posted by pir8fan Jul 4, 2014

Be sure to join us tonight for the summers biggest CELEBRATION of our quits!! Multiply the number of cigarettes you used to smoke in a day, by the number of days since your last one! That is your contribution to the raging inferno!! If you can't make it to the fire please let someone know how many to toss in for you!! ONE MILLION unsmoked cigarettes is the goal!

The fire will, begin on Shawns Blog at 7:00 Eastern Time!! Speard the word! Just Shawn, and YOU, and ME, and a few hundred of our closest friends! ARE YOU READY FOR A PARTY???????

This event is brought to you by The Freedom Train! "IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"     WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bands which have connected them to their tobacco products, and assume among the powers of the earth, the separate 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 impell them to the separation!

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 Inalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Clean Lungs!

We, the EXer's do here by solemnly publish and declare that we are independent of tobacco and absolved 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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