My friend indingrl.01.06.2011 taught me one of the most valuable lessons of my Quit Journey.
Nicotine Recovery means Living Life on Life's Terms!
Smoking is not only damaging my body, mind, spirit - my Soul - when I'm having a "good day!" It destroys my Life every single day - good, bad and very bad! It heaps pain, ugliness, decay on top of any other suffering or celebration, any joy or depression, anxiety or other illness I might be going through Today!
Recovery isn't just for those gentle, sweet, mundane Days we have when all goes as expected! Recovery is a beautiful GIFT we provide for ourselves when there seems like nothing else goes right and when everything goes marvelously right and everything in between!
There is no circumstance where smoking can add one iota of good in my Life! There are no circumstances where Recovery doesn't deserve my attention! It is literally the Gift of Life - living the way my Creator intends for me to Live!
Once you get through those first few challenging days the blessings blossom each day giving me more enrichment than all the Gold of Midas! The scales are tipped! I would never sacrifice this Treasure for anything - certainly not for a dead leaf wrapped in paper and dipped in 7000 poisonous chemicals!
It's yours for the taking!