~~At any given moment, you have the power to say, "This is not how my story will end."~~ Unknown
You may not think so. You may feel helpless and out of control. You may believe that addiction is stronger than you are. You may not feel like you have any choice when it comes to smoking.
But you are wrong.
There, I've said it. I'm also going to say that it's your choice whether to continue smoking or deciding to quit. It's not something you want to hear, I know. You may be calling me all sorts of nasty names right now. Believe me, I've been called worse and it doesn't hurt my feelings much But I think sometimes you need to be reminded of the truth and the simple truth is that you can choose whether to continue smoking or not.
Millions of people have quit. They are no smarter than you. They have ups and downs in life just like you. They even may have quit 100 times before they got it right....but they got it right. And so can you.
Because underneath the addiction is you. Your strength, your integrity, your courage, your wisdom. You have everything you need to successfully quit within you. You can choose to use it or you can choose to smoke. But please believe that you can quit if you decide to.
It may be hard, but you can do it. It may take time, but you can do it. It may be scary, but you can do it. It may have its struggles, but you can do it. You aren't any less than anyone here or anyone out in the world who has quit. You have the capability. You just need to believe it.
There is so much courage and strength and beauty all bottled up inside you just waiting for your nod of "Let's do this"! Allow all that good in your to work the magic that is you!! You can quit successfully if you choose to. I guarantee it. But I also guarantee that when you fail to keep your quit, it's because you want to smoke. It's not the scary nicodemon, it's not the stress, it's not any flaw in your genetic makeup, it's you doing what an addict does. But the choice is still yours.
Truth and honesty are vital, I think, for recovery. So take this post not as I'm mean or cold hearted, but that I know what's inside of you and I know you have all that you need to say "This is not how my story will end". You are soooo much more than a smoker!! You are magic