Look at this number October 1, 2004, the oldest quit of the Elders, 4 months shy of 14 years of freedom.
There is no wondering why he is so cool, calm and collected. Just a downhome guy with downhome "just sayings".
Mike is here for us. If you are down he will pull you up. Those simple words, "Keep on keepin on" do make a difference.
I know, they did for me. Mike keeps it simple with no frills, no bars holding, straightforward and honest words of encouragement which I believe is the way he lives. No tongue biting when telling the truth and makes no EXcuses because he knows the seriousness of death associated with smoking. Along with being a great storyteller, we are blessed with his humor and his "Just Sayin" quotes. Let's continue to show love and appreciation for Mike.n.Atlanta. He is still ACTIVE , giving support. Thank you, Mike, you are one of the best!
Just a few excerpts of Mike's "Truism "
- We all end up the same unless we take control. Until we realize that we do have the strength to quit. Until we realize that urges aren’t painful & that they are not a command. Until we realize that we don’t HAVE to smoke. Until we realize there’s nothing to fear. Until we resolve to make a sincere commitment that will change our lives & promise ourselves that we will protect it at any cost. It takes all of these things & more.
- One may have hesitations about tackling difficult tasks before quitting, but they seem a lot less formidable after a successful quit of any length. EX members have accomplished a great deal personally because of the confidence & strength they've found in themselves because of this process. Find yourself. I'll say it again...it ain't all about quitting.
- If you really want to be smoke-free you will find a way. If not...you'll find an excuse. Keep on keepin' on
Mike.n.Atlanta is a great writer and storyteller.
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