Sootie

PROBLEMS? DEAL.

Blog Post created by Sootie on Aug 2, 2018

I will be free from the addiction of nicotine for nine (9) years this coming November. But, if ever there was a day I would have caved…………………today was the day.

I didn’t of course….and won’t.  And that’s the theme of this blog. For anyone who is wondering……will I be bothered by these cravings, these longings for the rest of my life……………the answer is no.  No, of course not….NO!  But here is what will happen…….once in a great while ---out of the blue----you may be tested. You’ll easily pass this test as I did if your quit is firmly rooted in the fact that cigarette smoking is a sham. It does nothing for you…..you only think it does.

Today----I visualized  “solving my problems” (HA!) by sitting out on my porch, lighting one up, breathing in deeply, leaning my head back, breathing out the smoke and……………………………………………………..

WHAT????? What in the world would a burning piece of paper with dead leaves in it do for my problems? Nothing.

Instead, on top of the problem I’m dealing with, I would have another….I would be back in the addictive clutches of nicotine.  Back in a time I have been SO HAPPY to leave behind.

And-----guess what? I would still have the problem.

NOPE! Not me…….sorry. I’ll deal with, handle and/or solve the problem . Problems happen whether you quit or not…problems happen to non smokers and smokers and quitters.

PROBLEMS HAPPEN.

DEAL.

Stay Strong.

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