What The Daily Pledge Means To Me

Blog Post created by MichelleDiane on Mar 8, 2018

I never know who's hand I will be grabbing, but that doesn't matter.  Here at eX I am more than happy to hold the hand of everyone who is on the road to freedom with me.  As a matter of fact it is the daily pledge that keeps me moving forward.  I remember being on this site a year ago.  My quit was not successful.  It lasted 19 days.  I remember the days leading up to smoking again.  I did not want to visit the daily pledge page.  If I did I knew I would be lying to myself.  By not taking the pledge meant that I was giving myself permission to smoke.  Now going onto 67 days I am understanding more about my own accountability as well as commitment.  Mornings are getting a little easier for me, but I know deep down inside that I need to take the morning pledge.  To me it means having the hand of another person to receive support while also extending my hand to give support.  It means re-connecting with friends and meeting new ones.  It means determination, dedication, education, accountability, responsibility, and trust.  I have been blessed to have received invaluable information to help me on my journey.  To me, the daily pledge means taking it one day at a time to get to where I want to be.  Thank you eX and all of your hands.