~~I have found that when you love life, life will love you back.~~ Arthur Rubinstein
The thing about life is that it's unpredictable. There are hills and valleys and darkness and light. And just when you think you have things all figured out, an unexpected twist in life will have you reeling once again.
Isn't it great???? I just love life Yes, I've had my share of loss, unfulfilled hopes, undeserved blows...etc....but that's life in all it's true glory! And getting through the hard and the bad and the unexpected and the grief and the loss allows us to revel in the joy and the light and the hope and the blessings.
I think quitting is one of those paths that allows us to explore and discover the buried treasure within us. I didn't know I was creative until I stopped smoking. I didn't know I loved color and music and life itself until I got rid of the addiction that clouded my judgment and cast shadows on my world.
Because addiction takes over everything about you. When you aren't actually smoking, you are finding a lighter or plotting your next smoke break or buying just one more pack or chewing gum to hide the smell on your breath....you know. It's there, always lurking and urging us to have 'just one more'.
Quitting and I mean really quitting gives us the opportunity to bring out all that was hidden. All those buried skills and talents and creative sides of us that have been waiting to be released. Truly! You simply will be delighted at all the good stuff you are Your singing voice may become clearer, your love of cooking will take on a whole new meaning, or you may simply find you enjoy basking in the summer sun!
Life. You gotta love it. Because we are only here for a short time and never get that 'do over'. So grab it and use every drop of talent and skill you have to live the very best life that you can. Smoking is not a part of that. Happy week-end, all!!! It's a glorious day