~~The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to rely on or to blame. The gift is yours, it's an amazing journey and you along are responsible for the quality of it.~~Bob Moawad
I was a confused quitter for the longest time. I tried to 'follow the directions' of quitting. I tried the suggestions. I copy catted the successful ones. But nothing seemed to work! I couldn't keep a quit going no matter what I chose to do. I decided I needed to step back for a bit. I did some good thinking and honest soul searching until I figured out that I had to stop doing it someone else's way....and create a quit that fit who I was.
Quitters, you see, come in all shapes and sizes. Truly!! And they are all represented right here on this site.
Some quitters use their remarkable faith and spirituality to keep their quit going strong. indingrl.01.06.2011 is such a beautiful example of this!! So are Thomas3.20.2010 and OldBones-Larry. If you are needing support that comes from your faith, please visit their blogs. They are amazing examples of faith-based, strong quits
Some quitters are creative and funny and use their wacky sense of humor to get them through their quits. jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 is such an example. Talented, hilarious, and spot on about what to do to keep your quit going. He quit his own, unique way and it's still working for him Now, Mandolinrain is an artist as well and simply so amazingly talented that it inspires me as well to create! One sings, one paints but both use their talents to get through.
Some quitters are like family...warm and loving, offering an ear, a shoulder, and words of comfort and caring. Marilyn.H.July.14.14., Youngatheart.7.4.12, elvan, sweetplt, Mandolinrain are only a few of the quitters offer warmth and a sense of belonging. It's who they are and it's how they've kept their fabulous quits!!
Some quitters are leaders...warriors and shepherds who keep watch over all of us and offer wisdom, support, and realism about quitting. Giulia, JACKIE1-25-15, Strudel, and Sootie are magnificent examples of this. They know themselves well enough to create lasting quits and now they pass on to us their strength, their vision, and their light.
Some quitters are fierce defenders of all quitters. They are here mostly daily, supporting and lifting up and applauding. Barbscloud, Christine13, Pops are like that. They help, they take care of their own quits, and they share their hearts. They know what it's like to quit...the ups and the downs...and they truly get it. In addition, they offer unconditional, firm support to others. I admire them!
Each one of these quitters did it their way. It's the only way to have a successful quit. Know what will work for you and get the kind of support that will reinforce your quit. Don't be a copy of someone else's success....make it your own!! Be who you are and keep it real for you. The best day of your life can be when you decide to make your quit your own.
**These are only a few of the remarkable quitters on ex. I could write forever on all the people here who do such selfless, amazing work!!! Please know that I think all of you are tremendously important, talented, wonderful human beings Mike from the city and from Atlanta, Bonnie, Our own Tommy...the list goes on. My point is for those trying to quit....get to know these people! Read their posts and take from them all the things that will help you make your quit your own **