For those that do not know, I have quit smoking back in August of 2007. That’s 5-1/2 months I’ve been smoke-free.
Many of you may be thinking… Congratulations! But, really don’t congratulate me yet. It’s been a hard 5-1/2 months. See, I quit for my kids and my wife. While that’s a really good thing, I didn’t quit for me. Which makes it hard to stay quit, because I want to fold. The only thing keeping me from lighting up that poison stick, is knowing that I would have put my wife through hell for no reason if I start back up. I can’t do that. Yep, that’s love.
When is quitting smoking worth it? Well, to be honest, it’s really nice to be on a 10-hour flight without going through withdrawl, or sitting behind airport security, wondering if you can make it outside to smoke, go through security, and still make it to your gate. 🙂 Yeah, I travel a bit.
The hardest times for me, is when I’m drinking coffee. I’ve mostly switched to tea, so I don’t have that "trigger", but c’mon…. if you know me, you know that giving up 2-3 pots of coffee per day is not exactly easy. HA! YEah….. I have some health issues. But, trying to fix that.
I also am trying to keep my Lord involved, to help me quit. But, I gotta tell you guys, it’s not been easy. Especially when you get stressed, you do not always remember.
Anyway…. I am still quit, and hope to be in the future.
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