A Precious Gift

Blog Post created by Dancingthrulife_6.4.13 on Mar 22, 2019

~~When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.~~  Marcus Aurelius


Life is a gift, you know.  Every breath you take is a blessing.  Every heartbeat a privilege. 

It's another day that you are allowed to enjoy.  Smell the fresh air, feel the wind on your cheeks, hear the music of nature.  The world is alive and you are here, a part of it.  Able to fill your lungs, dance around, hug those you love.

You can choose how you spend your time and that, too, is a precious gift.  Because you can choose to feel the miracle that life itself is or you can choose to see life as a burden as you fight your quit, hating the freedom rather than the addiction, wanting to smoke more than wanting recovery.

Every battle you fight with your quit is in your mind.  It's not real.  You won't really 'go crazy'.  You won't really 'die without a cigarette'.  Your brain is simply running amuck, searching for the feel good substance you have fed it for so long.  It will calm down if you refuse to feed it.  It will get easier.  It will get better.  You can stop fighting your quit and surrender to it.  Whatever happens, happens.  Accept that you may feel ragged for a while.  You may have your moments of sheer weariness and stress.  But that's life and it doesn't need to mean anything other than a bad day, nothing more.

Because life's a gift.  And you...out of billions and billions of people...have been gifted with today.  It will never come again, so make today something special to remember.