A Visit With Santa

A Visit With Santa

Gormo Gold
Gormo Gold

December 25th, 2002, 1:57 pm #1

Merry Christmas, Freedom! Its late. Everyone is asleep. My children are here for the holidays, along with my 10 year old grandson. It's great fun to have a 10 year old here for Christmas. But everyone is bedded down for the night. I'm enjoying the silence. The peace of a quiet house filled with the ones that you love.

I hear a noise in the living room. I go to investigate. And to my astonishment, I see Santa Claus in my house. Resplendent in red and white. Cheeks as red as the apples on a June tree.

"Hello Gormo, Merry Christmas"

Hi, Santa, Merry Christmas to you"

"So Gormo, what do you want for Christmas?"

"Santa, the most important thing to me, would be to no longer smoke cigarettes"

"Oh Gormo, thats not so difficult, Millions of people don't smoke. Tens of thousands of people realize the dangers of smoking. It's reallt quite simple. You smoke. or you don't. You use nicotine or you don't.

"I know Santa, but it's so difficult to Quit"

"Nonsense Gormo, Simply realize that tobacco is a drug. You alone have the choice to use it. Abstain, and the future is bright indeed. Use the drug and your life is in a constant state of addiction. Wouldn't you rather control your life? Or would you prefer to be controlled by a drug?

"You're right Santa, I alone am the master of me. My choice. It is up to me to make the right one."

You're catching on Gormo. Merry Christmas."

"Merry Christmas Santa. And Thank You!"

GormoSlowly seeing the Christmas Star at Three months, one week, three days, 4 hours, 18 minutes and 53 seconds. 4047 cigarettes not smoked, saving $759.16. Life saved: 2 weeks, 1 hour, 15 minutes.
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cuzind
cuzind

December 25th, 2002, 2:20 pm #2

Merry Christmas, Gormo

Santa just left here, too!

Dean
1W 6D 2h 23m 15s.
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Gormo Gold
Gormo Gold

December 25th, 2002, 2:37 pm #3

Merry Christmas Dean!

Santa did say that your Quit is looking wonderful.

Gormo
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Parker GOLD
Parker GOLD

December 26th, 2002, 5:44 am #4

Merry Christmas, dear Gormo. Santa was right! It is all about using our power to choose. And it is simple. And it does get easy. (Doesn't start out that way, though!) I am so pleased and proud to have been making the right choice for six and a half months! Not using nicotine is a gift that I am able to give myself every day of the year.

Parker
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janetd (GOLD)
janetd (GOLD)

December 26th, 2002, 1:18 pm #5

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Gormo! A new year approaches ... we will renew our commitment to stay nicotine-free. And our lives will be better for it. Our commitment will allow us to more fully enjoy our loved ones, not needing to seek the isolation of smoking a cigarette. Life is good, Gormo, and smoking cigarettes does not enhance our experiences. Quite the contrary as you know.

NTAP, yqs, Janet :)
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freefromit GOLD
freefromit GOLD

December 27th, 2002, 4:01 am #6

Way to go, Gormo...glad you got to have a heart to heart with Santa
I'm so excited that this New Years I don't have to worry about making resolutions to quit smoking and exercise and eat right...I'm already doing that and I feel terrrific!
~~~Marie 3 months 1 week 4 days
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GeorgieGirl GOLD
GeorgieGirl GOLD

December 27th, 2002, 7:25 am #7

Hey There Gormo! Funny you mention that .... had a conversation with Saint Nic myself (no pun intended!). He gave me the same advice ..... and for Christmas he is making the State in Australia that I live in Smoke Free as of 1st January!!!! What more could I ask for???? Well ... a million wouldn't go astray . Just kidding - not smoking and having my life back cannot be bought .... only earned. Happy holidays!

Georgia
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

December 25th, 2006, 1:23 pm #8

Wise words from an old friend from days gone by.
That Santa guy is pretty smart too.
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chel
chel

December 25th, 2006, 1:56 pm #9

Well Done!
I have been quit for 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 23 hours, 55 minutes and 39 seconds (286 days). I have saved £746.19 by not smoking 2,869 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 hours and 5 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 13/03/2006 06:00
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Sharry
Sharry

December 25th, 2006, 8:12 pm #10

It feels good - doesn't it?
Sharry
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Dionne (gold)
Dionne (gold)

January 2nd, 2007, 8:27 am #11

Gormo? I liked your letter very much. You cut right to the heart of the matter didn't you? I was remembering the other day how I used to pray every night when I went to bed that I would wake up being a non-smoker. Notice the most important thing in that wish? I wanted to wake up having never smoked. I did not want to quit, I was chicken and afraid of doing the quit. I didnt' want to fail again. I wanted to shut my eyes and make it go away.

Instead one night like you I stood up and said it stops here. Right now! And in a day or so discovered Whyquit and learned what I needed to learn to stay smoke free. I bought the whole enchilala on this site, that information and my desire to quit saved my life and you know what Gormo? I want to live a very long time. Not for my children or grandchildren or for any noble thing in the world, I just want to live a righteous and long healthy life. For me.

The very notion brings a smile to my face.
It'd be great if it did for you too.
Walk with pride today and NTAP! :) :>)
your quit sis, Dionne, smellingn good and enjoying freedom for over 6 years.
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JoeJFree Gold
JoeJFree Gold

December 25th, 2007, 10:35 am #12

Wise words written by a Golden Oldbie from days gone by who now listens to choirs of angels (at least I like to think so).
That Santa guy is pretty smart too and is undoubtedly an ex-smoker now. Never see him with his pipe any more.
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Joe J free
Joe J free

December 24th, 2009, 11:40 pm #13

Give the Gift of Freedom from Nicotine - choose to Not Take A Puff for the rest of today.
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Joe J free
Joe J free

December 25th, 2010, 5:14 am #14

Only one person can give you this gift.  

Give yourself a most precious gift today, choose to live free of our shared dependency by not taking another puff just for ther rest of today.

In memory of our friend and my fellow motorcyclist, Steve 'Gormo' Gordon.
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Joe J free
Joe J free

December 25th, 2011, 5:02 am #15





Only one person can give you this gift.  

[font=ARIAL, GEORGIA, 'TIMES NEW ROMAN', TIMES, SERIF]"Santa, the most important thing to me, would be to no longer smoke cigarettes"[/font]

[font=ARIAL, GEORGIA, 'TIMES NEW ROMAN', TIMES, SERIF]"Oh [/font]Gormo[font=ARIAL, GEORGIA, 'TIMES NEW ROMAN', TIMES, SERIF], that's not so difficult, Millions of people don't smoke. Tens of thousands of people realize the dangers of smoking. It's [/font][font=ARIAL, GEORGIA, 'TIMES NEW ROMAN', TIMES, SERIF]really quite simple. You smoke. or you don't. You use nicotine or you don't.[/font]


In memory of our friend and my fellow motorcyclist, Steve 'Gormo' Gordon.   
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Joe J free
Joe J free

December 25th, 2012, 1:30 pm #16

Time for a visit from Gormo.
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