A Visit With Santa

A Visit With Santa

Gormo Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:59

25 Dec 2002, 13:57 #1

ImageMerry 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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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:21

25 Dec 2002, 14:20 #2

Merry Christmas, Gormo

Santa just left here, too!

1W 6D 2h 23m 15s.

Gormo Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:59

25 Dec 2002, 14:37 #3

Merry Christmas Dean!

Santa did say that your Quit is looking wonderful.


Parker GOLD
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

26 Dec 2002, 05:44 #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.


janetd (GOLD)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:59

26 Dec 2002, 13:18 #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 :)

freefromit GOLD
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:59

27 Dec 2002, 04:01 #6

Way to go, Gormo...glad you got to have a heart to heart with SantaImage
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

GeorgieGirl GOLD
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

27 Dec 2002, 07:25 #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 Image. Just kidding - not smoking and having my life back cannot be bought .... only earned. Happy holidays!


JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Dec 2006, 13:23 #8

ImageWise words from an old friend from days gone by.Image
That Santa guy is pretty smart too.Image
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:02

25 Dec 2006, 13:56 #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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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 Dec 2006, 20:12 #10

It feels good - doesn't it?
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