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It is all about you!

Posted by pir8fan Apr 23, 2015

Good morning my fellow EXer's!

This weekend 18 EXer's and their families will desend on Nashville!( The place may never be the same) But, this is about a lot more than that! This is a personafication of what we live everyday at this site! 18 EXer's will be there in the flesh, but you will be traveling with us! What do you think our conversations will be about? They will be about you! They will be about the ways that we help each other! They will be about the great days, and the horrible days that we EXperence in our quits! There will be a sharing of ideas! All that will make us better at helping each other in our quits! I can not tell you how many of you will  travel in my heart! Nor, can I tell you how many will travel in the hearts of the other 17! What I can tell you is that you will all be there!

For the ones of you who have attended one or both of the previous EX get togethers, you will be missed! And you will be a part of our discussions and rememberences! Cindy, Teddy,and Pattycake, this will be the first one that you have missed! But you will be there! I promise that I am bringing you with me! Misty Dawn! You were the other charter member of these events! You will be there in my heart also! There will be a big number of people who are attending for the first time! I am EXcited about the idea of seeing the joy on their faces!!

I want to thank Smorgy in advance for keeping the Freedom Train on the tracks, and organizing a potluck for those of you who can't physically be in Nashville! I hope everyone will take part in that event!

The point I want to make here is, we know that you will think about us being in Nashville together this weekend! But for all the times you think of us, there will be at least 18 times that we think of you! And next year, I hope you will be composing a blog for the ones who will be coming to our get together in your heart! Let the feelings you have this weekend give you strenght in your quit, and let them motivate you to find a way to join us next time in person!

Love to all! Live Free! Live Smoke Free!               Tommy

pir8fan

Freedom Train 04/19/15

Posted by pir8fan Apr 19, 2015

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

  

Today, all around the world, we Christians will celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. Those among us of the Jewish faith will, for the most part, politely ignore us. The atheish will scorn us. We will however, celebrate Easter!

With that being said, I would like to propose that we all take a moment today and celebrate our own resurrections.

We the lepers on the 21st century have risen from the ashes and stench of our own making. While I can not imply that the devine hand of God has touched us, it is a miracle of sorts that so many people from all over this country, and a few others, could become brothers and sisters for the same cause. Like all sibblings since the beginning of time, we have our differences of opinion, and we squabble among ourselves. But, we have caring, compassion, and love for each other. We take the struggles of our brothers and sisters as our own. So today, at some point, take a moment to give thanks for those who have never laid eyes on you, but still care about you and your quit. We are living this together, and together we can do anything!

I want you to know that I care about each and every one of you! I thank you, for all that you have done to help me find true Freedom!! You have all helped to make my life better, and I believe you have made me a better person. Thank you, all!  

Happy Easter!!       Tommy

pir8fan

Freedom Train 04/05/15

Posted by pir8fan Apr 5, 2015

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

  

  

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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