by Nyniane SparrowSong
04 Aug 2008, 10:35
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: I SMILE TODAY BECAUSE.......PARADE
Replies: 38
Views: 2.0K

I SMILE TODAY BECAUSE.......PARADE

<t>Thank you for such a wonderful parade! <br/> <br/> I am smiling today because yesterday marked 18 months since I broke the shackles of nicotine slavery. I am FREE! <br/> <br/> Best always, <br/> Beth <br/> <br/> After 33 smoke-filled years, I've now been free for one year, six months, one day, 19...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
04 Aug 2008, 10:35
Forum:
Topic: I SMILE TODAY BECAUSE.......PARADE
Replies: 37
Views: 0

I SMILE TODAY BECAUSE.......PARADE

<t>Thank you for such a wonderful parade! <br/> <br/> I am smiling today because yesterday marked 18 months since I broke the shackles of nicotine slavery. I am FREE! <br/> <br/> Best always, <br/> Beth <br/> <br/> After 33 smoke-filled years, I've now been free for one year, six months, one day, 19...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
15 Mar 2008, 11:13
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: The GRATITUDE Parade
Replies: 18
Views: 1.2K

The GRATITUDE Parade

<r>I am grateful for the <U><s>[u]</s>freedom<e>[/u]</e></U> to participate in whatever I feel like participating in. I love that I <U><s>[u]</s>never have to go skulking off<e>[/u]</e></U> to find a place where I can sneak a fix. I'm thrilled with the <U><s>[u]</s>self-confidence<e>[/u]</e></U> tha...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
11 Feb 2008, 20:41
Forum:
Topic: Need a bit of a boost please ....
Replies: 4
Views: 0

Need a bit of a boost please ....

<r>The others are so completely right, Tammy... there is some junkie thinking going on, and you've already recognized it. Additionally, I think that a lot of us get to the point where we think that the work should be over, but it's not. We have already forgotten just how nasty it was to need to smok...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
11 Feb 2008, 20:41
Forum:
Topic: Need a bit of a boost please ....
Replies: 4
Views: 0

Need a bit of a boost please ....

<r>The others are so completely right, Tammy... there is some junkie thinking going on, and you've already recognized it. Additionally, I think that a lot of us get to the point where we think that the work should be over, but it's not. We have already forgotten just how nasty it was to need to smok...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
11 Feb 2008, 20:41
Forum:
Topic: Need a bit of a boost please ....
Replies: 4
Views: 0

Need a bit of a boost please ....

<r>The others are so completely right, Tammy... there is some junkie thinking going on, and you've already recognized it. Additionally, I think that a lot of us get to the point where we think that the work should be over, but it's not. We have already forgotten just how nasty it was to need to smok...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
11 Feb 2008, 20:41
Forum: Questions
Topic: Need a bit of a boost please ....
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Need a bit of a boost please ....

<r>The others are so completely right, Tammy... there is some junkie thinking going on, and you've already recognized it. Additionally, I think that a lot of us get to the point where we think that the work should be over, but it's not. We have already forgotten just how nasty it was to need to smok...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
11 Feb 2008, 20:41
Forum:
Topic: Need a bit of a boost please ....
Replies: 4
Views: 0

Need a bit of a boost please ....

<r>The others are so completely right, Tammy... there is some junkie thinking going on, and you've already recognized it. Additionally, I think that a lot of us get to the point where we think that the work should be over, but it's not. We have already forgotten just how nasty it was to need to smok...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
11 Feb 2008, 20:41
Forum:
Topic: Need a bit of a boost please ....
Replies: 4
Views: 0

Need a bit of a boost please ....

<r>The others are so completely right, Tammy... there is some junkie thinking going on, and you've already recognized it. Additionally, I think that a lot of us get to the point where we think that the work should be over, but it's not. We have already forgotten just how nasty it was to need to smok...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
07 Feb 2008, 13:33
Forum:
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 9
Views: 0

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

More than welcome, Laurie. I remember craving that reassurance, too! Two weeks is awesome. Keep up the good work!
Beth
by Nyniane SparrowSong
07 Feb 2008, 13:33
Forum: Milestones
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 10
Views: 197

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

More than welcome, Laurie. I remember craving that reassurance, too! Two weeks is awesome. Keep up the good work!
Beth
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 10:39
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 10
Views: 206

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

Thank you for the kind words, Christine. They mean more than you can know. ((hugs))
Beth
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 10:39
Forum:
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 9
Views: 0

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

Thank you for the kind words, Christine. They mean more than you can know. ((hugs))
Beth
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 10:38
Forum: Milestones
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 10
Views: 197

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

TTN, do you have the same thing? I'm excited now... I never even told anyone until now because I felt so odd about it. :-) Thank you for telling me!!
Beth
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 10:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 10
Views: 206

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

Thank you Kats. I appreciate the welcome!
Beth
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 10:37
Forum:
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 9
Views: 0

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

Thank you Kats. I appreciate the welcome!
Beth
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 01:51
Forum:
Topic: A question
Replies: 6
Views: 0

A question

<r>I agree with Jimmy; most smokers are quite accustomed to having to go outside. If it's freezing, or raining, maybe you could set him up in the garage or somewhere... ? Whatever, when he starts looking around for an ashtray, I'd just say, "Oh, you can smoke on the patio" (or wherever). It would be...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 01:51
Forum: General
Topic: A question
Replies: 7
Views: 33

A question

<r>I agree with Jimmy; most smokers are quite accustomed to having to go outside. If it's freezing, or raining, maybe you could set him up in the garage or somewhere... ? Whatever, when he starts looking around for an ashtray, I'd just say, "Oh, you can smoke on the patio" (or wherever). It would be...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 01:51
Forum: General
Topic: A question
Replies: 7
Views: 40

A question

<r>I agree with Jimmy; most smokers are quite accustomed to having to go outside. If it's freezing, or raining, maybe you could set him up in the garage or somewhere... ? Whatever, when he starts looking around for an ashtray, I'd just say, "Oh, you can smoke on the patio" (or wherever). It would be...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 01:51
Forum:
Topic: A question
Replies: 6
Views: 0

A question

<r>I agree with Jimmy; most smokers are quite accustomed to having to go outside. If it's freezing, or raining, maybe you could set him up in the garage or somewhere... ? Whatever, when he starts looking around for an ashtray, I'd just say, "Oh, you can smoke on the patio" (or wherever). It would be...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 01:51
Forum:
Topic: A question
Replies: 6
Views: 0

A question

<r>I agree with Jimmy; most smokers are quite accustomed to having to go outside. If it's freezing, or raining, maybe you could set him up in the garage or somewhere... ? Whatever, when he starts looking around for an ashtray, I'd just say, "Oh, you can smoke on the patio" (or wherever). It would be...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
05 Feb 2008, 01:46
Forum: Stats Parade
Topic: The Don't Be Afraid Parade
Replies: 6
Views: 1.1K

The Don't Be Afraid Parade

<r>In retrospect, it is tempting to name several things that I was afraid of, and they would be much the same as those that JoAnne has already mentioned. Could I get through this situation without smoking? Would I always be wanting and feeling that something was missing? Would I ever be able to conc...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
04 Feb 2008, 10:54
Forum: Milestones
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 10
Views: 197

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

<r><SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>I don't post here much, but this one I needed to share... the unbelievable has happened... it has been one whole year since I put out my last cigarette, poured beer over the rest of the pack, tossed the sopping ...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
04 Feb 2008, 10:54
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)
Replies: 10
Views: 206

The Thoughtful Year (A "golden" novelette)

<r><SIZE size="80"><s>[size=80]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>I don't post here much, but this one I needed to share... the unbelievable has happened... it has been one whole year since I put out my last cigarette, poured beer over the rest of the pack, tossed the sopping ...
by Nyniane SparrowSong
03 Aug 2007, 05:15
Forum:
Topic: How do I do this, sometime I wonder if I can stay free????
Replies: 10
Views: 0

How do I do this, sometime I wonder if I can stay free????

<r>I have certain "cliches" that I drag out when I need them. They are very useful when I really don't have the energy for original thought. They are truths that take the place of the lies my inner junkie would murmer. In a situation like yours, I would deliberately replace the lie "a cigarette woul...