New Day New Outlook

Blog Post created by MichelleDiane on Feb 4, 2018

I've been struggling for the past two days.  Just when I thought I couldn't take anymore I was given a gift.  This morning I woke up and decided to leave yesterday behind me and start with a new outlook.  I am not fighting anymore.  Rather, I am accepting that these cravings and urges will happen, but I can work through them.  With the support of this community and the devotion of my family to my well being I have all the ingredients to success.  This morning I went on my two mile walk.  It was great.  A little chill to the air, but it felt refreshing.  This complimented my Saturday evening as I went to dinner with some friends.  I didn't think I would be good company, but as it turned out just seeing them swept away my frustration and anger.  It was replaced with laughs.  Today I thought of a nice gift for myself.  I don't really like to splurge on myself.  Usually I get satisfaction and joy getting things for my family, but today I am going to do something for myself and my quit.  I love, love, love reading.  I have found it to be very instrumental in my efforts to quit smoking.  It not only entertains me, but relaxes me and redirects my thoughts.  I have, sadly, run out of books, so I am going to Barnes and Noble to get some more.  Today is a new day.  And I deserve a little gift.  Also, I was given even more, but not by any doing of myself.  When I was taking out the garbage I looked at my Lilac tree and I found my inspiration to keep going.  Take a look and you will see why...