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Let us pause and Remember!

Posted by pir8fan May 30, 2016

Freedom from smoking is not Free! It is something we can achive on a private and personal level, if we are willing to make the sacrafice of discomfort!

Freedom is not Free! Ever! On this Memorial Day let us remember and respect the sacrafices made by Americans around the world in the struggle to maintain Freedom!

In The Netherlands, 8,301 American soldiers are buried! They paid the ultimate price for Freedom in Operation Market Garden, an effort to free The Netherlands, during the Fall of 1944! 8,301 Dutch families have each adopted one of these soldiers! They tend the graves, and many have poitraits of their soldier pominently displayed in their homes!

It is my hope today, that we as Americans can take at least a moment of our time to honor, and give thanks for the many American Soldiers who have given their lives so that we have the Freedom to take control of our own!

On this memorial day let us pause to remember that Freedom is not Free! I salute the many members of our armed forces who have paid the price of the Freedom that I enjoy today! I shall neither forget how dear the cost, nor forsake that which I have been given!

God Bless America!!

Tommy

  

  

   
pir8fan

Freedom Train 05/29/16

Posted by pir8fan May 29, 2016

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!!

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Today's Celebrations:

Kandi has 100 Days! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/kandi7

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Now, 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!!!!!!!!! 

What is the Freedom Train? More Here

If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to 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!

How do I count my days? 

Your quit info is here

From time to time we do have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate everyday of their Freedom, here at the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed! For EXample I quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 I had reached 365 days. However, I had not completed a year until 01/01/2011! 

Where can I sign up?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to me at any time!  (Pir8fan)Tommy

  

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Daily Freedom Train Conductors







Sunday: pir8fan

  

Monday: YoungAtHeart

  

Tuesday: Shawn

  

Wednesday: cyn

  

Thursday: cyn

  

Friday: Smorgy

  

Saturday: Smorgy

I believe it was 1964 when Elvis and Ann Margaret did that! I saw it and it was good! Three years ago, BecomeAnEx did it, and it was even better! The memories still linger on warm spring evenings and hot summer nights! And they are cool memories!

Last weekend, we did it again! And it was AWESOME! I know EXactally where some of us were last week end! Do you remember where you were? Even though so many of you were unable to make the voyage along with us, You were all there! I heard your names! I saw your pictures! And your words were quoted! Often! You see, even though you did not get your body into an airplane, and fly into that special little strip of neon out in the desert, you traveled with us! I can't tell you how many of you traveled in my heart! It would be impossible to guess how many traveled in the hearts of others! But what I can tell you is that if you have ever found help in this community, or if have ever offered help here, then you are a part of us all!

The hardest thing to make one who has not attended one of these get together's to understand is that this is so much more than some friends getting together! It is a representation of all that is good in our love and support for each other! Who among us have not found one or more special people in this community that touched our hearts and changed our lives? Is there anyone here who is not a better person because they are part of something that is so much bigger than the sum of it's parts?

We did not go to Vegas to drink the booze, or watch the reels spin on a slot machine! We did not go to Vegas to cruise Lake Mead and see the Hoover Dam! It was not for Giant Ferris Wheels and ziplines or gondolas in an indoor canal! We went to Vegas to scream to the world that "WE ARE EXER'S! We found a way to beat a horrible addiction! And we have helped each other! And, we can help you! Together we can do anything!" And in 4 editions of this event, to my knowledge, not one single person who attended one has ever picked up a cigarette and relapsed! Not one!

We raised our voices in song to celebrate the changes in our lives! Not just that we quit smoking, but we took our lives back from the jaws of addiction! We are slaves no more! If your voices were not part of this celebration this year, I encourage you to make plans for next year! Be a part of something that will forever be a part of the fabric of your being! And, thank you all for being part of the fabric of mine!        Tommy

pir8fan

Freedom Train 05/22/16

Posted by pir8fan May 22, 2016

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!!

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Today's Celebrations:

Xsaffron 50 Days https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/xsaffron

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Now, 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!!!!!!!!! 

What is the Freedom Train? More Here

If you are new here, this vehicle provides a place for everyone to gather to 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!

How do I count my days? 

Your quit info is here

From time to time we do have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate everyday of their Freedom, here at the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed! For EXample I quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 I had reached 365 days. However, I had not completed a year until 01/01/2011! 

Where can I sign up?

You can register for the Freedom Train here.

Have a question?

Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to me at any time!  (Pir8fan)Tommy

  

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Daily Freedom Train Conductors



Sunday: pir8fan

  

Monday: YoungAtHeart

  

Tuesday: Shawn

  

Wednesday: cyn

  

Thursday: cyn

  

Friday: Smorgy

  

Saturday: Smorgy

pir8fan

Mother's Day 2016

Posted by pir8fan May 8, 2016

All of you Mother's, and I think most of you know who you are, may I have your attention please??

Today is a special day set aside to pay tribute to you and all of your virtues! The virtues of a Mother are far too numerous to list! I suspect that the job is part instinct, and part learned behavior. And, where does one learn such behavior? From your Mother. So first of all, everyone of you lovely ladies are a walking tribute to the person that taught you to be a Mother. Your own Mother!

Then there are your children. They love you!! They appreciate the nights you stayed up with them when they were sick. They remember the nights you could not sleep until they were home safe. They remember the times you laughed, and cried with them. Or just let them talk. They may tease you, and call you a martyr. But they know! They may not express it very well, but they know! You are the only source they can count on for unconditional Love. There will be times when your children will not like you, and times when you will not like them very much. But they know! You will never stop loving them. From you they will learn to love themselves, and learn to love others. So, it may be that all the love in the world first comes from Mothers.

I would like to take this moment to salute all the Mothers here, that bring love to this site everyday, It is fitting that there is a day set aside to honor you. And, I would like to wish all of you a very, very HAPPY SMOKE FREE MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!!! Thank you for the Love you bring here!!!!!! Tommy

Stadtlerj Has 2 Years! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/stadtlerj

   
  

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!

   

From time to time we do have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate everyday of their Freedom, here at the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed! For EXample I quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 I had reached 365 days. However, I had not completed a year until 01/01/2011! Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to me at any time! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/pir8fan

   

Now, 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

   

  
   
   
   
   

The Freedom Train's own Smorgy has 1000 Days!  https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/smorgy8513

Mrs Rum has 3 Years! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/mrs.rum

Jennifer72113 has 2 Years! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/jennifer_quit_05-01-14

Oxfordcoma has 700 Days! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/oxfordcoma

Terrie has 300 Days! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/terrie_quit

Anna has 100 Days! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/anna90

We may have had a more impressive group of quitters on the Freedom Train to celebrate their Freedom on the same day, but I don't remember it! AWESOME!

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!

  

From time to time we do have questions about counting days. While we encourage everyone to celebrate everyday of their Freedom, here at the Freedom Train we count the days you have completed! For EXample I quit on 01/01/2010. On 12/31/2010 I had reached 365 days. However, I had not completed a year until 01/01/2011! Please feel free to address any questions or suggestions to me at any time! https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/people/pir8fan

  

Now, 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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