I apologize for writing two blogs in such a short period of time but I thought it was important for me to do a follow up for those who may not be in a positive place right now.
One of my sons battles depression and has for most of his life. I also have a friend who sees life through a negative, self-protective point of view.
I know not everyone can find joy in their quit. I know not everyone will find joy in their day. And I truly knew that there are some who find the world dark, scary, or otherwise disturbing. All I can say is that you need to continue to be you. Does it mean you can't quit smoking? Of course not! Anyone can quit.
In one of my groups I taught, we were discussing emotions and bringing up memories that evoked those emotions. One of my ladies told me that intellectually, she heard my definition of happiness but internally she could understand it as she never felt that emotion.
I don't mean for anyone here on Ex to feel less than. You are who you are and I am so very, very glad that you are here!! You can be grumpy, angry, depressed, anxious, sad, hesitant....anything you are. Just be you! Because the you you are can quit smoking, regardless of how you view the world.
I just had to clear that up. Each one of you deserves support, encouragement, and to be heard. I hope you know that but I wanted to make sure