~~Darling, you deserve it all. You deserve love and peace and magic and joy dancing in your eyes. You deserve hearty, deep-belly laughter and the right to let those tears fall and water the soil. You deserve freedom and goodness and company and days of bliss and quiet, too. You deserve you happy and healed and content and open. So keep going, darling. Keep going. Go realize into being the life you deserve.~~ SC Lourie
Sounds just about right, doesn't it? That people deserve love and they deserve peace and all of that other good stuff. I don't know many of us that don't wish that for others.
But what about you? What about you? The you who is tired of always trying and coming up short? The you who thinks that things will never be quite right in your world so why keep trying? The you who is going to doctor's appointments because of a smoke-related illness that you somehow think you deserve?
Smoking doesn't make you a bad person. Period. Smoking doesn't mean you deserve that illness or that isolation or that stigma of being a drain on society.
Smoking makes you human. That's all. Just part of being human. It's dangerous, yes. It's deadly, yes. But it doesn't make you 'bad'. It doesn't make you 'deserving' of bad things. Illnesses can be consequences of smoking but never, ever a reflection of what you deserve.
You deserve "happy and healed and content and open". You. You deserve joy and warmth and love and laughter. You. You deserve adventure and tranquility and everything you've ever dreamed of. Now go realize into being that life. Let go of that which no longer serves you.