Joel
Joel

August 23rd, 2001, 12:38 am #26

I think a few people seem like they could use this today.
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GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)
GrumpyOMrsS (Gold)

August 31st, 2001, 8:11 pm #27

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Joel
Joel

September 22nd, 2001, 7:53 pm #28

I think with the recent tragedies that we have been encountering as a country and a world-the concept of "Bad Days" is being felt by many. I think that the message in this string is so important under such time periods.

That while days that were and still are being experienced by some of our members are possibly some of the worst days they have ever experienced in their lives and hopefully will be the worst they will ever have to encounter again-the fact that they got through them without smoking is a tremendous tribute to their ability to remain smoke free.

I hate to use the term "good day" in reference to these particular days and the smoking issue because the concept of these being "good days" for anything seems to be beyond comprehension. But the fact that they survived these days smoke free should prove to them and the rest of us beyond a shadow of a doubt that even under the worst conditions imaginable-your life can go on without smoking. Without question your life will go on better and less complicated and you will actually be better able to cope with the bad times as well as the good times as long as you remain nicotine free by always remembering to never take another puff!

Joel
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Joel
Joel

October 22nd, 2001, 8:02 pm #29

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John (Gold)
John (Gold)

December 3rd, 2001, 10:18 am #30

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Joel
Joel

December 7th, 2001, 12:10 pm #31

For Pelican
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Joel
Joel

December 12th, 2001, 8:47 pm #32

For Kughes
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Joel
Joel

December 30th, 2001, 12:08 pm #33

For Wagon
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Joel
Joel

January 11th, 2002, 9:03 am #34

It sounds like a few people will relate to this one today.
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Joel
Joel

January 24th, 2002, 7:44 pm #35

For Eve,

I forgot to put this with my list of suggested readings.

Joel
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Joel
Joel

February 8th, 2002, 9:02 am #36

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Joel
Joel

February 8th, 2002, 9:03 am #37

For people who were experiencing a "bad day" yesterday. Life goes on without smoking and life will have its good days and bad days. Quitting smoking helps insure you will overall have more days, and because of better health you will be able to more fully enjoy the good days and even be better equipped mentally and physically to handle the bad days too.

Bad situations (death, illness, relationship problems, work troubles or job losses, bad economic times, etc.) will still occur and make for down times. But time helps all of us assimilate even the most tragic of circumstances and we bounce back to carry on with our lives. Even after the death of those closest to us, over time we can get back to happy and fulfilling lives.

Time does not improve smoking though. Smoking gets worse and worse over time, and your health deteriorates more and more over time. The kind of damage smoking can induce does not always lend itself to just bad days or bad moments in a day--it can lead to pain and discomfort that continues till death ends the chronic suffering.

Again, while it may sound cliché and flippant, any day you overcome every obstacle smoke free was a good day in that one respect. That one respect helped to extend your health and save your life. Take satisfaction in your accomplishment for that day. To feel the same satisfaction everyday, remember what a good job you did staying smoke free yesterday and vow today to recommit to never take another puff!

Joel
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Joel
Joel

February 17th, 2002, 5:31 am #38

For Tessie
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Joel
Joel

March 11th, 2002, 9:33 pm #39

For James
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Joanne Gold
Joanne Gold

March 19th, 2002, 1:15 pm #40

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Felicia GOLD
Felicia GOLD

March 20th, 2002, 8:44 pm #41

I needed this one today! I feel like I'm on a rollarcoaster, one really really great day, then a few "bad" days, one really really great day, a few "bad" days. Ugh! Yesterday, I turned green and just assumed that I would feel like taking on the world...NOT. Yes, I was very proud on the inside but still struggling through a day of "nothing going right" and no energy. But, as you said here...it WAS a good day because I didn't take a puff...not one. There are positives to everything, just have to look for them. Thanks!

felicia
I have chosen not to smoke for 1 Month 1 Day 7 Hours 44 Minutes 50 Seconds.
I've reclaimed 4 Days 1 Hr 44 Mins 33 Secs of my life.
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Joel
Joel

March 24th, 2002, 10:23 am #42

For Bob
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Joel
Joel

April 6th, 2002, 4:40 am #43

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Joel
Joel

April 19th, 2002, 5:04 am #44

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Joel
Joel

May 11th, 2002, 7:56 pm #45

For Naymor:

Sorry, I was away from my computer all day yesterday and when I got back I didn't see your post. Thought this would help put things in perspective.
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misledfairy
misledfairy

May 11th, 2002, 8:15 pm #46

"balance the message, by how you feel at the end of the day,that you are still smoke free" ( last paragraph) With my hand on my heart I can honestly say that I am sooo relieved, that is the closest I have been to relapsing and I would not have been able to look at myself today if I had relapsed, and the thought of all that effort away up in smoke (literally) Thank goodness I came here first, I keep saying this but the people here are second to none....they carried me through my worst time.

Love naymor xxxx
5 weeks 3 days 15 hours 12 mins
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Joel
Joel

May 24th, 2002, 5:38 am #47

I saw some people were reporting bad days today. Thought this one may come in helpful.
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Joel
Joel

June 26th, 2002, 7:16 pm #48

For Kat
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OBob Gold
OBob Gold

July 12th, 2002, 5:28 am #49

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DubiouslyDos
DubiouslyDos

July 13th, 2002, 12:37 am #50

It's good to know that difficulties are part of life....of course we all do know that....somehow we get confused in our addiction and think that smoking solves that???? Or it makes us immune???? Call me k-ra-zy....but isn't it more like, our problems may still be there...our priorities...as junkies...are somewhere else????


Dubiously Dos
Green with Bronze Ambitions....hee hee
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