This 3 year milestone causes much reflection. So much so that I have spent time reading my old blogs. I see where I started, who was with me and how I have grown in so many different areas of my life all which I am humbly grateful.
I have so many thoughts and reading the blogs brings back memories, more than I can expound upon. Since I consider myself a bottom line person there is no way I can speak on it all. I would not want to bore you. (smile) A wise elder once told, "the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing". c2q . So today the #1 main thing is "who was with me". I am thankful to those who encouraged, inspired, challenged and sometimes even tested me to get to this point in my quit smoking journey. There are too many names to name, the ( Elders, Quit Buddies, Friends , Admin, Supporters). To the leaders who came before me, I truly understand their passion, compassion and desire to give their very best "to help" on this quit smoking journey. Normally, I would say that today is not about me; but truth be told, "today it really is". After 3 years, I have grown to become one of them, "to help". I pray that I am able to do it with the same love, compassion, patience, humility, knowledge, wisdom, peace and understanding that I have been shown to inspire someone to be like us......FREE, which quite frankly "is the bottom line".
I say, "Hold on, hang tough, stay close, never give up, never give in, protect your quit it is your own because the best is yet to come".
My advice today is to blog or journal about your journey, you will be glad you did.