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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

SAVE THE DATE!!

Posted by pir8fan Dec 26, 2014

For the third year we are planning to get a bunch of EXer's together! Year one was in Vegas, and it was one of the most moving EXperences of my life! Last year was in Orlando! I met my best friend face to face for the first time! Many awesome memories were made!

This year it is Nashville!! Save the date! April 24-26! If you have been to one of these events, I know you will move heaven and earth to be at this one! If you have not, then you should do everything you can to be at this one! Would you like to meet Giulia? How about Sootie? And me? Rick, Cindy, Sarah, Strudel, Pattycake, Smorgy, and a host of others!! This is the event where avatars come to life!! There is no awkward period of getting to know each other because we have already done that here!

Below you will find a link to the group that has been put together for this trip! Thanks Sarah!! There are three hotels in close proximity! I encourage you to find your way to this event! Book rooms early!! 

See you there!!

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/groups/ex-weekend-2015

Due to unforeseen conditions on the track(or tracking) the Freedom Train was unable to make it to Minnesota this morning to pick up Sharon for a very, very important milestone! Therefore I am dispatching the Freedom Limo, immediately, to go and get her! We will transport our dear sweet friend to the Train so she can join us in celebration of her 500 Day milestone!! Come one and all to celebrate with us! ConGrats Smorgy!!

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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

Borrowed words!

Posted by pir8fan Dec 13, 2014

On December 23, 1776 Thomas Paine completed "The American Crisis"! His words lent inspiration to a ragtag army, most of whom marched barefoot in the snow. A lucky few had rags tied around their feet! But they boarded boats to cross the Delaware and turn the tide of the American Revelution! These men were willing to pay any price for Freedom!

I am borrowing these words from Mr. Paine in the hope that these same words will lend inspiration to some of you who are feeling hobbled in your own personal march to Freedom! Let no crisis cause you to shrink from comittment! Stand and conquer your addiction to nicotine and cigarettes!  

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. 

Thank you for inspiring this G!                                               Tommy

Today, I am pushing throuh to the front so that I can open the doors to the Quad Squad! Shawn is coming in today! We have saved a special seat for this special Member!

Shawn started her quit with us 1000 Days ago with a firm resolve! During her first week her mom was put on life support! Happily her mom recovered and is doing well! But, this was the first of many of lifes hardships that Shawn has dealt with! Through them all she has remained steadfast in her Focus and Determination to live FREE! She is a friend to so many and a mentor for so many others!

So today let us all give a cheer as Shawn walks through the doors and up "The Grand Staircase" to the Quad Squad!! Way to go Shawn!! I am so very proud of you!!                              Tommy

A few day ago a young lady here ask me a question! She was trying to understand what her quit date actually meant! Since my reply was on her message board I doubt that many of you saw it, so I decided to put it here, in the open, in hopes that there is something here that someone can use!

Her Question: My quit date is December 20th. Is that the first day that I try not to smoke at all?

My Answer: Good morning! I am glad to hear that you have chosen to dive in! No! Your quit date is not a day that you TRY not to smoke. It is the day you make a commitment to never put another cigarette in your mouth! It is the day that you take the first steps down the road to Freedom from our addiction! It is the day you begin to regain your confidence and self esteem! It is the day you decide that you will live a life that is not interrupted by the need to go and feed your addiction! It is the day you realize that a lifetime of Freedom is worth a short time of discomfort! The keys to success are education and support! Learn what to EXpect and we will provide the support! YOU CAN DO THIS! We will help!

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! 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

1800 Days Today!

Posted by pir8fan Dec 6, 2014

Today I reached a milestone! There was no fanfare! No parade! No marching bands!

It was my 1800th Day! That is not one that The Freedom Train recognizes!

And that is OK! I celebrated!

The truth is that I did exactally what you did today! I made it through another smoke free day!

So, no matter if it is day one, or day 1800, it is one day of Freedom! A day for me, and a day for you!

Whatever we did today, we need to repeat tomorrow! The number of days behind us are not as important as the days in front of us! The number of days in front of us are .........all of them!

Live Free my friends! Live Smoke Free!             Tommy

pir8fan

SAVE THE DATE!!

Posted by pir8fan Dec 5, 2014

For the third year we are planning to get a bunch of EXer's together! Year one was in Vegas, and it was one of the most moving EXperences of my life! Last year was in Orlando! I met my best friend face to face for the first time! Many awesome memories were made!

This year it is Nashville!! Save the date! April 24-26! If you have been to one of these events, I know you will move heaven and earth to be at this one! If you have not, then you should do everything you can to be at this one! Would you like to meet Giulia? How about Sootie? And me? Rick, Cindy, Sarah, Strudel, Pattycake, Smorgy, and a host of others!! This is the event where avatars come to life!! There is no awkward period of getting to know each other because we have already done that here!

Below you will find a link to the group that has been put together for this trip! Thanks Sarah!! There are three hotels in close proximity! I encourage you to find your way to this event! Book rooms early!! 

See you there!!

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/groups/ex-weekend-2015

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