It's officially Winter

Blog Post created by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. on Dec 21, 2018

We had snow in October that hung around for a bit then again in early November and it's been here ever since now that's it's Winter with all of the high snowbanks it's going to feel like Spring with a couple of inches of rain coming BUT first we've got to deal with 2 or 3 hrs of freezing rain before the change over so we're under a bunch of warnings and all schools are cancelled BUT hey it is what it is and all I care about is for hubby and everyone to be Safe on the roads, Mason got off the bus here yesterday and was here a good chunk of the evening he's counting down to Christmas   he's coming over this afternoon to spend the night and tomorrow Adam and everyone is coming over to do a gift exchange that we do every year. I'm so glad that I finally wised up and quit smoking so I can enjoy the little things in life that's actually the the big things in life and I don't have to stand outside in all kinds of weather sucking on a cancer stick coughing choking and nearly horking up a lung or possibly even both because I need a smoke BUT thankfully I don't need that crutch anymore it certainly wasn't easy in those early days and weeks of quitting smoking BUT by coming to this site and listening to everyone in this community that suggested that I read and learn about this horrid addiction which I did and by doing the reading it taught me so many ways to deal with the craves, moods and lack of sleep including all of the mantras that I continually repeat pretty much everyday because I know how much they helped me.   N.O.P.E  - Not One Puff Ever  - S.I.N.A.O  - Smoking Is Not An Option  - N.M.W  - No Matter What  - N.E.F  - Never Ever Forget , there's many more BUT the bottom line is that as difficult as quitting can be it's absolutely Doable and totally worth it so as Dale says keep them away from your face because the only way out is through so be willing determined and totally committed to succeed, deep breaths and believe it and know that we're all here to help you in any way we can BUT you must let us know by blogging HELP and then you need to wait for a few minutes until we come on line to talk with you, if you have to, SIT ON YOUR HANDS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T RELAPSE BY SITTING ON THEM.  XO  by sticking with N.O.P.E and vigilance you'll get through the rough patches and you will be reaping the benefits of being an Ex Smoker so hang on tight and don't let go of the best GIFT that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE ..... No more Day ONES for any of us Only Days WON will do......saying YES to a lifetime of Freedom......