~~Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.~~ Unknown
I know you're out there. Those quitters who haven't quite got the hang of quitting......those serial quitters who try and try but don't seem to take to their quits....those quiet little wishers who wished they were doers.
Don't you dare give up on yourselves!! Don't you dare allow that evil little voice of addiction convince you that you 'can't'. Don't you dare think you are different than all the other quitters and it's impossible for you.
Each and every quitter throughout all time has thought those exact same things at one point or another. Well, I suppose I can't speak for everyone, so let's modify that to "most quitters have had those thoughts at one time or another". Recovery from any addiction is wrought with negative emotions, thoughts, and even actions. But recovery is also....possible.
Don't give up hope. Anyone who is serious about quitting smoking can, in fact, quit. You may not understand it at first. You may have a few false starts shaky times. You may feel defeated. You may feel lost.
But your quit is there. I know that with all my heart. Your quit is there inside you waiting for you to bring it out into the world. Waiting for you to care for it, to nurture it, to protect it.
I think out of all the things we try to explain about quitting and all the tips and all the advice and all the information, we sometimes don't emphasis the fact that if you persist, you will get there. You will have your 'ah-ha!!!" moment or you will awaken that quit in you and boom!!!! Done. It's there and you will not let it go for anything in the world. And you will know it with all your heart and all your soul and with everything in you that you have arrived at your quit.
So don't turn away from it. Don't let those feelings of defeat make you give up. Don't let that nasty little voice of addiction crush you. Do. Not. Give. Up.
Your butterfly moments are up ahead. Keep the hope, keep the faith, and learn to fly Of course you can!!