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Foolish Thoughts!

Posted by pir8fan Feb 26, 2015

As we go through the process of finding Freedom from nicotine, I beleive that we go through different stages! Stage one is really not that hard! We are carried from day to day by the enthusiasm of our success! Then we reach Stage two! Stage two is where it starts to be more difficult! In December of 2013 I wrote a blog that I think can be helpful to all who are reaching stage two of their quit! With your indulgence, I will repost that blog here tonight!

I do not watch a lot of television! Football and Jeopardy is about it! However, I did see a commercial the other day with a line that made me go "WOW"!

Brian Urlacker and Ray Lewis are future Hall of Fame pro football players who retired last year! They do a commercial together where Urlacker is calling Lewis, on game day, and asking it he is missing playing! Lewis claims not to miss the game at all! Meanwhile, he is dressing in his uniform, with lampblack under his eyes and wrapping his wrist with tape! He denies what is in his head! And he tells Urlacker "Only a fool trips on what's behind him!" BAM! What a line!! "Only a fool trips on what's behind him!"

My message to you today is twofold!

#1. It is OK to admit that you miss smoking (we all do), but please understand that you miss it because you are an addict! Dig deep enough to understand that you do not miss the things that smoking did to you, or what it cost you! Understand the magic moments in life that you failed to witness because you were off somewhere else feeding your addiction! Understand the cost not only in treasure, but in treasured moments!

#2. Keep your Focus, and keep moving forward! You can only trip on what is behind you if you take a step back! And, that would be foolish! You my friend are not a fool! Do not fall prey to foolish thinking!

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

  

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

All right already!

Posted by pir8fan Feb 20, 2015

Enough is enough! 36 degrees in Naples Florida this morning!

Would whoever pissed off Elsa apologize please!

pir8fan

Tired of winter?

Posted by pir8fan Feb 18, 2015

How does a FREE 7 night Caribbean Cruise for two sound! While all your neighbors are freezing, how would you like to be working on your tan on a sunny beach in St Thomas? How about parasailing above the warm waters of a private island, while the crew is preparing a seaside barbeque lunch? Or partying poolside at the open air Margaritaville in Grand Turk?

Unfortunately it is too late to do that this year! But next year this trip can be yours! Would you like to be next years winner? Here is how to win! Follow the rules closely!

#1. Quit smoking immediately! (If you have already quit then this is even easier!)

#2. Hide all the money that you are spending on cigarettes, lighters, new clothes you are buying to replace the ones you burned holes in, cleaning materials, and perfume and scents to cover up the stench associated with the addiction! Then add in the money you saved in health insurance because you do not smoke! Yep! Take all that money and put it in a safe place!

#3. Check out prices! Next Feburary, Carnival is offering 7 day cruises starting at $409 per person! If you follow the rules, I promise you that you will have more than enough money for that warm winter vacation!

The best news here is that everybody can win! And, you not only get to enjoy the vacation, but you will be in better health, you will have more self esteem, and you will find strength you never knew that you had!

Be a winner! Be the envy of all the smokers you know! Tell them with pride "I don't have to do that anymore!". You can win! You will win! Just live Smoke Free!

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

  

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

  

I am much better!

There is no way to write this blog without first recognizing all of you who took the time to send up prayers and good wishes for me during my current illness! The power of your prayers is a big part of the recovery I have obtained to this point! If the English language contains enough words of gratitude to thank you all sufficiently, then my own vocabulary is painfully lacking! THANK YOU ALL, for helping save my life!

I was hospitalized January 29th with a blood stream infection! Although they were never able to name it for me, I am pretty sure it was Ecoli!(caused by a prostate biopsy) On the morning of the 30th, two different doctors told me that this could kill me! I looked at them, with the best grin that I could muster, and said "No it can't! You don't know how many people are praying for me!" And, I never doubted it for a second! Through all the unpleasant trials of treatment in that hospital there was never a time that I believed I would fail to get through it! Thank you for giving me that knowledge and confidence!

Now I am at home, and the treatment continues! I have in home nurses coming every day to infuse IV antibiotics! I have more Drs, appointments coming up than I can keep track of! But, I am getting better! I am weak! But, better! I hope to be able to spend more time here in the near future! I apologize to all who have milestones that I missed! There are so many of you I need to reach out personally! And, I will! Meantime, please know that I do indeed THANK YOU all from the bottom of my slightly damaged heart!

Love to all of you!     LIVE FREE! LIVE SMOKE FREE!                  Tommy

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