Cocktails and Temptation

Blog Post created by AnnetteMM on Jul 15, 2020

Picture this:  Three lovely ladies around a table, having some refreshing wine coolers outside in the shade and breeze of a summer day.  It's been awhile, so there's a lot of lively talk and laughter.  One of them is a smoker, but it's never been a big deal.


A couple of cocktails and stories later, I look longingly at that cigarette in her hand.  Very longingly.


I came *this close* to asking for a drag, and I've been quit for 2 1/2 years.  Didn't matter. The temptation was there in full force and my resistance was way down.


It can happen any time, any place, with anyone. I can easily imagine imagining this same scenario when I'm 5 years quit.

But fortunately, temptation does not equal relapse if we stay vigilant.  Whew!  Sure does keep one humble.