Quitting smoking can be like climbing a mountain and Together it is much easier then going it alone !
Don't wait until it is to late..............reach out to Ex
We want you to make it to freedom !!!
Love the mountain analogy! In fact, it's something that's very close to my heart, since I climbed Mt. Freedom during my quit. But I gotta tell ya, Mt. Freedom isn't nearly as hard as the mountain you're showing!
Still, I love the where you're going with this. The help is there for the taking, so long as a person reaches out for it!
ONWARD TO FREEDOM!!!
To tell you the truth Chuck I found your blog about it very inspiring and I often have thought about the mountain analogy in relation to my quit to and i also think of it even in terms of my Christian walk I read a book long ago called , "Hinds feet in high places" and the sequel "Mountain of Spices " by Hannah Hubbard they had a big influence in my life I have never forgotten them and they have inspired me throughout my life . If you or anyone reading this ever read The Pilgrims Progress these books were similar and written as an analogy.
And the air is so much more fresh and clean at the top. Heck it is fresh at 2 weeks (Going up the back side).
Wonderful analogy, Bonnie. It's great to be able to grab a hand and pull someone up...just as it is great to get pulled up!
I love you analogy. On the other hand - smoking doesn't have to be a MOUNTAIN that you have to face with fear. It's all about attitude! It you make it a mole hill in your mind, it'll be a lot easier to conquer!
Guilia I totally agree. It is somewhat daunting to think of the massive climb ahead of me. But I love the positive outlook. You are all fabulous.
I didn't mean for it to be daunting but for me it has been a long hike since I began this quit journey way back in about 1986. I feel like I have been trying to get to that mountain peak for a long time and now it feels great to be at the Top !
For some it may be easier and they may do it in their first try for me it has been many years of thinking and planning and hoping and dreaming .
I think this site is going to make the hike up the mountain much shorter and easier for the many people who find there way here !
I am sure glad I did and I thank the dear Lord for that !
Your response is taken in great spirits. Every post I get with encouragement influences my decision and only makes my desire that much stronger. So I thank you for your candor. My journey may seem daunting but not impossible.
My quit, initially, has always seemed daunting and I've always had to deal with the fear of failure but I know I can quit smoking as well as I know I can't climb that mountain. Love the pics. I'm gonna have to take the time to learn how to post pics.
You Will make it Connie !!!
HI BONNIE!!! glad you are here and well.
Hey Buddy I love to 'see' you here too Jimmyjimmie-a-littrell
This is an awe inspiring blog post BonnieBee.quit.2.8.15 , I just happened upon it right now and I'm really glad that I did thank you dear friend, life just keeps getting better and better without the crutch of smoking, yay for all of us Exers.
Thanks Buddy ! Even though you are ahead of me in your quit days I will always think of you as one of my quit buddies Marilyn !
You are definitely my quit buddy and a very wise Elder, friend and fellow Exer. BonnieBee.quit.2.8.15 ☆
You are coming up on 800 in a few days. It is a good feeling. I have enjoyed this journey with you. Back to Words with friends I think it is your turn. lol love you have a good night. Nice blog.
Beautiful blog Bonnie, now you are making me miss snow, can I come visit?
Love the message, the helping hand, yet, I agree with Giulia, it is only as high, as hard to climb as our mind makes it!
This site sure makes it an easier climb going it alone makes it tougher !
Hey Bonnie. I must have been under a rock or something, I just saw this blog post. Your images are beautiful and powerful. I love your analogy. I'm with you, kid. The quit journey is better, and more possible, together.
Thanks for the beautiful analogy - I like to think of my journey as my "hike to freedom"; since a) I love hiking and b) it is a journey. It's okay to me that it may be daunting at times - that's what makes you stronger! Though I may be still near the base of the mountain, I know that what awaits at the top will be spectacular!
Thanks to everyone here, we don't have to hike it alone - there's always someone to stretch out their hand and help you up the steep parts! -Doug
Here's one of my favorite's near where I live - Looking Glass Rock:
That is beautiful ! I would not want to attempt that climb .....except from the back maybe !
Yeah - that's how I climb it. There's a 3 mile trail on the backside (continuously uphill but not too steep). It's an extremely popular trail, hard to get a parking spot, so I've only done it a couple of times but the views are spectacular! This photo was taken from a nearby trail that's another of my favorites.
I've seen people rock climbing the face - they were a lot younger than I am!!
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