~~A good friend is a connection to life--a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.~~ Lois Wyse
I'm an introvert. Shy. Content to stay in the background. Liking peace more than drama or excitement. But introverts adore their close friendships as much as extroverts do.
And when tough times come, you can either keep to yourself and walk through it alone or share it with a close friend and allow him/her walk with you. Truly there is no greater honor than to have a friend turn to you and say, "Help". It means the world to know someone trusts you enough to share their pain with you.
Yet we often hesitate to ask. We are reluctant to say we need help. We don't want to 'burden' our friends. How silly is that really? Don't you like to be asked for help? Wouldn't you move heaven and earth to help a friend? Well, then...???
As you go through your quit journey, you will be spun through so many unexpected emotions, situations, events, and thoughts that may leave you feeling exhausted, wrung out, and limp. Posting here helps, of course. But there is nothing like a sincere hug, a comforting shoulder, a sympathetic ear.
If you have people you are close to, please don't shut them out. Don't try to go it alone. Don't 'suck it up, buttercup' (my most hated phrase EVER!!). Lean, share, touch, open up!! It eases your burden and puts your troubles into perspective. And those who truly love you will be so touched that you trust them enough to have them walk your journey with you. Quitting is all about a new and better world for you. Allow those who love you to help you create that world.
Who do you share with?