John (Gold)
John (Gold)

July 31st, 2003, 8:12 am #11

Isn't even one hour of not pumping 4,000+ chemicals into these bodies worthy of celebration! Congratulations!! The next few minutes are doable! Only one rule, no nicotine today - Never Take Another Puff! John (Gold)
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Mkhotrigreen1
Mkhotrigreen1

September 6th, 2003, 2:11 am #12

Thank you Joel for reminding that every day is a victory. I needed your words. I have completed 50 days after that feeling of celebration for every day is not necessary but it is not true. I am always in danger and so every day if i am free i must be proud and celebrate to keep commited for tomorrow. I was not geting daily digest from few days. So today I found the needed words form you online. I really need your words of support. Daily digest I don't why i am not gettin in my email.
Mohan - Free and Healing for 1 month, 24 days, 2 minutes and 51 seconds, while extending my life expectancy 1 day and 21 hours, by avoiding the use of 540 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me Rs.1,353.05.
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Alleen Golden
Alleen Golden

September 6th, 2003, 2:16 am #13

Thank you Joel. I feel for this one too... You are very right about this. Each day that we don't smoke is a celebration. Thanks for reminding us about this. I think you must be able to read our minds...

Alleen
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Asdfgjkl5
Asdfgjkl5

October 28th, 2003, 9:11 am #14

Thank you Joel. What a great message at a great time. I thought to myself when reading your post "For members not celebrating an important milestone today..." That I have not celebrated a milestone as of yet. I'm still waiting to be Green!!
Thank you for reminding us that every day is a milestone.
Scott - Free and Healing for Twenty Three Days, 8 Hours and 10 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 2 Days and 10 Hours, by avoiding the use of 700 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $113.90.



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carvoiero gold
carvoiero gold

March 27th, 2004, 10:53 pm #15

Woo hoo

I have been quit for 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds (17 days). I have saved £59.45 by not smoking 264 cigarettes. I have saved 22 hours of my life.

I will never take another puff - one day at a time
Marion
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kattatonic1 gold4
kattatonic1 gold4

March 28th, 2004, 12:46 am #16

LOL

Joel, sometimes you take me by surprise with your sense of humour. Thanks!And it's very true. Every non-smoking day is a Victory!

Kay
3 Mo+
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Fong KK
Fong KK

March 29th, 2004, 2:29 pm #17

Joel,

Thanks for this reminder.
I needed the education to quit and stay quit.

Say that again Kay !, Every non-smoking day is a Victory!


Fong

2 Weeks, 3 Days, 34 minutes and 34 seconds. 510 Cigarettes not smoked, saving $102.14. Life saved : 1 Day, 18 hours and 30 minutes
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jennyissilver
jennyissilver

April 3rd, 2004, 8:36 pm #18

Thank you, Joel, for this important message: every day that I don't smoke is a special and significant day.

I remember when I used to say to myself: "I wish I didn't smoke". And now, that magical, longed for, dream day is a reality.

However, I did have a milestone yesterday -- the quit meter informed me that I had saved one day of my life. What a gift that was -- an extra day of being alive! So I decided to spend the day as though it were that bonus day that I wouldn't have been allowed to enjoyed had I not quit.

You know what? It probably wasn't that much different from any other day except for the fact I relished every minute of it and felt exceptionally alive and grateful all day long. It might have been one of the happiest days of my life.

Jenny
Enjoying 3 weeks of freedom from the tyranny of cigarettes.
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tina
tina

April 4th, 2004, 12:01 pm #19

Thank you, Joel. I needed to hear that. I had a rough day and your message made me realize that every day I don't have nicotine is a gift I give myself.

Tina - Free and Healing for One Month, Seven Days and 2 Hours, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 13 Hours, by avoiding the use of 445 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $151.53.
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CubicSize
CubicSize

April 4th, 2004, 12:28 pm #20

Yes, I made it through another day . What a day for me. When I wake up I will look forward to another day. Thanks.
CubicSize
2months, 1 week, 17 hrs, 56 minutes and counting........
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CarolinaJune
CarolinaJune

April 4th, 2004, 6:47 pm #21

....AND YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I'm still amazed and awed at my quit! I respect it and am respectful of it....


June Lynn
'Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'.....

Nine months, one week, four days, 5 hours, 46 minutes and 22 seconds. 11409 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,027.02. Life saved: 5 weeks, 4 days, 14 hours, 45 minutes.
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Kona
Kona

April 5th, 2004, 1:11 am #22

Thanks Joel,
It sounds so cliche to say "thanks, i couldnt have done it without you",... but ITS TRUE. The daily support i found here and the words of wisdom that i continued to put into my addicted head, well,...... I have chosen not to smoke for 3 Months 3 Days 7 Hours 8 Minutes 54 Seconds. Cigarettes not smoked: 2828. Money saved: $636.51. I am free from prison and i will NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF.
patricia
Kona Hawaii
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Roger (Gold)
Roger (Gold)

May 1st, 2004, 12:21 pm #23

Each day nicotine free is a day worth celebrating.
Each day free is an important milestone in the life of a recovering addcit.
Each day as I witness our fellow beings feeding their addiciton, I remember how it was for me not so long ago.
Each day I come to Freedom and see the daily successes I understand more and more why this website and the people associated with it are special.
Each day is a celebration of my life without nicotine because I remember how bondage was and feel how freedom is.
Each day be proud of how far you have come and know that however far you have to go will be better than feeding your addiction.
Each day be proud and walk tall weather you have a color change or not.
Each day celebrate your quit.
One Day At A Time, You Can If You Think You Can
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Liuchka
Liuchka

May 26th, 2004, 8:09 am #24

Thanks Roger!!!
I'm walking taller today!
Cuca
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Joel
Joel

August 14th, 2004, 8:22 pm #25

I thought Bill W would appreciate this one today.
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kattatonic1 gold4
kattatonic1 gold4

September 30th, 2004, 9:23 pm #26

Just no nicotine today is a great reason to celebrate! Each day is an achievement!
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Migelle
Migelle

October 9th, 2004, 11:16 pm #27

Joel! Thank you for reminding me of that reality.

Any friend of Bill W is a friend of mine

Migelle
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nycsep
nycsep

November 24th, 2004, 11:25 pm #28

Thank you Joel...

I'm so emotional since quitting 9 days ago that I started to cry when I read this...!
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ValdinaPrincess
ValdinaPrincess

January 11th, 2005, 2:51 am #29

ha ha what a clever title to a post-tricking us-and we read it and said nobody should be reading it.it made me chuckle.......this post is absolutely true.let us all hang in there together-we are gonna beat this addiction for good! Congratulations everyone on another nicotine free day!!!!!!!!
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Jean
Jean

January 11th, 2005, 2:58 am #30

ha, ha, I fell for it!!! Yep celebrating another nicotine free day today, Thanks Joel
Jean
52 days of freedom
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Alyson GOLD.ffn
Alyson GOLD.ffn

January 11th, 2005, 3:04 am #31

Freedom's parades are a great way to celebrate every day lived free of nicotine - no matter where you are in your healing. We're all on the same journey.

Newbies - strut those stats in today's Monday No Maths Parade! Embrace your quit. Evey day is a milestone - especially in your first few weeks!
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Pawtoo
Pawtoo

March 28th, 2005, 11:47 pm #32

Hello Joel,
I have always went where they told me not to.
I have always done what they told me not to.
So I read your don't message.
Until now..........................NTAP
Pawtoo
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Joel
Joel

September 17th, 2005, 11:24 pm #33

We have lots of people celebrating lots of different milestones, which is really great. As this post talks about though, every one reading here who has not smoked in the last 24 hours is working at and accomplishing a life-saving feat.



I've had a few people write me over the past few months saying that at times there just seem to be a lot of people posting celebrating the fact that they have quit smoking and have significant time periods of varying lengths under their belts. I think sometimes the people pointing this out seem to think that at times there are just too many of these posts on the board. I am not sure if it is really possible to have too many of these posts though.



It is important for people who are just thinking about quitting to see that quitting is possible, and more importantly, that long term success is possible. There are lots of people who say they know that they can quit for a day or two, or maybe even weeks or months, but who somehow feel that they don't believe that they can quit for really long term time periods. Our longer term posters show that long term success is really possible.



Also it is important to note that people who write saying they are off for months, a year, or numerous years, are not people who were locked up prisoners somewhere who faced no smoking temptations, problems or difficult circumstances in the time period that they have been quit. Whenever you see a post from a person who simply says that they have been off for some lengthy time period, it is safe to assume that these people have faced many little trials and tribulations of every day life, and that for people who are off really long time periods, they may have even faced some pretty major problems--like job losses, economic set backs, the illness of loved ones, and maybe even the death of family members, and yet, they still have their quits intact.



So when someone writes that they are celebrating a time period without smoking, try to read into the statement more than it says. These people have not only quit smoking for that time period--but they have proven to themselves and to others that they have continued to live their lives during that time period, probably a more healthy, productive and overall more satisfying life because they made and stuck to a personal commitment to never take another puff.



Joel
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johnnynonic
johnnynonic

September 25th, 2005, 5:51 am #34

For Tony
Every day's a milestone when it's nicotine free
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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

January 30th, 2006, 9:21 pm #35

Celebrate this Moment of Freedom!
If this is your 9th day, 9th week or 9th month of freedom and healing you were equal to every successful long-term quitter on earth in two important regards:
  1. This past hour your body was as free from nicotine as that of any successful quitter
  2. Your now arrested dependency traveled with you too and we all remain just one powerful puff of nicotine away from relapse back to our old level of nicotine intake, or higher.
It does not hurt knowing exactly what it takes to keep your ongoing victory alive and well today. In a strange way, it's very reassuring knowing exactly what it takes to stay on this side of the bars and keep our dependency under arrest on the other.
Still just one key for all of us, a key that will always remain our common bond, no nicotine today, Never Take Another Puff!
Breathe deep, hug hard, live long!
John (Gold x6)
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