newlife5

gratitude

Blog Post created by newlife5 on Apr 23, 2018

#just a message to others

whoo boy, i am getting ready to celebrate 5 years of not smoking i am so proud and grateful to this community that i cannot express my gratitude effientlt with words. 

 

but today i scared myself, today after my morning shower i found an untouched brand new cigarette laying on the counter enticing me to hide it. my addict mind told me, "noone will know." its only one, just take it,"...

then i thought to myself ... 5 years down the drain? no thanks..... and i remembered all the tears i shed in the early days. all the people i came across here battling cancer, emphasema, and copd.... that once and for all,.. without those dreadful diseases.. i am free...what  would they give to be in my place after 45 years of smoking to be free ... 

and i cried...

 

yes i am truly grateful... i will not smoke it because its not the one that is laying before me that is a threat it is my own mind... it is the addiction,... it is all those that will follow that will destroy me... 

 

so i am still smokefree.... andmy message here is...

DONT GIVE UP!... FIGHT THAT DEMON,... IT IS WORTH IT!... and if tou need help think of all those here that are struggling... no it isnt an easy path... but then nothing good comes easy... in fact it is a battle for your life.

 

sincerely,

IZZY,

October 23, 2013

1642 days since I quit

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