Hi all -
If I may offer a few insights:
1. We came to this site seeking help for a terribly debilitating addiction. We realized it had grown to heavy a burden for each of us to bear alone.
2. Knowing that, we realized that we were simply one puff away from a full-blown relapse. We had only to look at previous failed attempts or listen to those who had lost their quits to know that this was absolutely true.
3. Knowing that, we realized that taking that one puff was unacceptable at any time of the day or night. Time was irrelevant. At 17 or 70, we remained at risk, WHETHER WE CHOSE TO TAKE THAT ONE PUFF OR NOT. We needed to stay vigilant.
4. Knowing that, we remained vigilant day-by-day, guarding our quits one second at a time in necessary. We were convinced that a smoke-free 70 was meaningless unless each moment before that was also smoke-free. We believed that each day really did add up, was important enough to keep on with it.
Thanks for letting me say this.
johnny254 days quit