I have 2 friends who are still smoking. So, I know this and I realize that I have to keep my quit to myself when I'm around them. One of my friends mentioned to me early on in my quit that she, "doesn't like it when people gloat over their quit." I'm not sure I truly understood, but I assumed she meant that people who think their quit is the only thing that is important and try to convince others they should quit too. I'm not that gal.
My husband texted me yesterday and said, "Congratz on 1 month, smoke-free!" I smiled as I read that. My friend saId, 'Nice text?" I answered, 'It's my 1 month anniversary of not smoking." She didn't say anything. It's a bit hurtful, I admit, but I also get it.
I just want everyone who has quit to remember that what you're doing is important and many people who want to quit and haven't committed to the idea, will at some point.
I guess I'll have to celebrate in small, quiet ways. It's cool. I don't mind.