Looking in the mirror

Discussion created by indingrl.01.06.2011 on Nov 27, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2017 by indingrl.01.06.2011

I was given a gift card with this anonymous love letter...."The Gal in the Glass....When you get what you want in your struggle for self and the world makes you queen for a day, just go to a mirror and look at yourself, and see what THAT gal has to say. For it isn't your husband or family or friend whose judgment upon you must pass; the gal whose verdict counts most in your life is the one staring back from the glass. Some people may think you a straight-shootin' chum and call you a person of place, but the gal in the glass say you're only a bum if you can't look her straight in the face. She's the gal to please, never mind all the rest, for she's with you clear up to the end, and you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test if the gal in the glass is your friend. You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years and get pats on the back as you pass, but your final reward will be heartaches and tears if you've cheated the gal in the glass.".....So in the past I couldn't even go near a mirror....but TODAY...I look in the mirror and see who My Higher Power God loves for only he has brought me this far to say to that gal in the mirror as I look directly into her green eyes and say I love you and only by Gods grace you are able to love ALL others and bring Gods love to the one who suffers from nicotine addiction. So I walk to the library and it is a beautiful day in my area...I got out the love letter and now I share with all my brothers and sisters in recovery from nicotine and ask what was asked of ME...what do YOU see when you look in the mirror? Any new comers to this new freedom from nicotine it was suggested to blog before I take that first puff over me and to always think of others above me. I thank God for the opportunity to help anyone know that all the helpers here have taught me all I know to stay quit no matter what and together we will stay quit no matter what life on life terms hits us with or jumps out at us....the suddenly of life....will happen but oh what a blessing to have a nicotine family I can run to and find comfort and love and suggestions to keep dealing and moving forward to always be a help to someone when I am in the midst of a storm in my life and to be grateful I do have some ONE. Thanks for letting me share my experience strength and hope with all of you .....gentle hug and please take what helps and let go of the be helpful is my only aim.