by Dionne
08 Oct 2010, 14:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My Quit Journal
Replies: 14
Views: 1.2K

welcome to Freedom

<t>Hi Dear Firefly:  I liked what and how you wrote, and think you have the winning philosophy to make it through successfully.  When we educate ourselves through the reading on this site, we gain the knowledge of addictions and the promise of joining others in quitting when we adopt what is the tru...
by Dionne
08 Oct 2010, 14:23
Forum: Planning
Topic: Welcome! We've been waiting on you!
Replies: 7
Views: 11.1K

John this line "Welcome, we've been waiting for you" made me cry the longest time 10 years ago. I can't think exactly why now but maybe it made me realize I wasn't alone. I'm forever grateful for it, for you my friend, and for all at Whyquit. Yours, Diane.
by Dionne
08 Oct 2010, 14:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Successful Quitters one and ALL share your stats PARADE!
Replies: 314
Views: 18.2K

10 years today

<t>Hi Freedom Pals:  Today is my 10th and I sit taller when I write that as quitting smoking was one of the most courageous things I've done in my life.  I think it was taking it as "Faith" after reading everything from Whyquit, that I was able to be successful.  Sometimes we have to bow our heads a...
by Dionne
04 Oct 2010, 02:37
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Grateful For Ten Years Quit - Thank You Freedom!
Replies: 8
Views: 1.4K

Hey girl! big congrats on your anniversary

<t>I love being on here tonight and seeing old friends celebrating too; can you imagine we'd ever get here and so quickly it seems; 10 years, it doens't seem possible this time has gone by.  We're left with such fitness and sweetness and courage and even humbleness sometimes when we realize the drea...
by Dionne
04 Oct 2010, 02:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Ten years of Freedom.
Replies: 4
Views: 1.2K

Ten years of Freedom.

<r>Hello my Dears at Whyquit:  I'll be on the road the 8th of Oct. my 10th anniversary so want to stand up and say <B><s>[b]</s><U><s>[u]</s>thank you<e>[/u]</e></U><e>[/b]</e></B> for helping get me here.<br/> Sometimes I'll see someone take a puff on an cigarette and frown with the knowledge that ...
by Dionne
04 Oct 2009, 22:15
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Erinlovely's posts.
Replies: 23
Views: 1.5K

You inspire others Erin...

<t>Hi Erin: Gee here I am an old timer of 9 years but your letters inspired me with what you wrote. You've spoken for most of us with what you said, only you did it eloquently and with such feeling. <br/> Don't you dare quit now; we need you on the site to help others that come along and to help the...
by Dionne
04 Oct 2009, 22:09
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Dawn's First Post
Replies: 102
Views: 3.3K

Now that you've declared yourself a winner...

<r>Hi Dawn: I'd like to join the others in sincere welcoming home! We've all been waiting for you to step up and here you are; being brave and courageous in negotiating the first baby steps, you've taken the plunge and decided to continue your quest for the best that life has to offer. <br/> <br/> A...
by Dionne
28 Sep 2009, 01:23
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Feel like a newborn taking my first breath of fresh air
Replies: 221
Views: 8.6K

Welcome my dear

<t>Kim: Your letter was poignant and written very clear; I think you've hit the nail on the head as most of us also feel the way you did (do). <br/> "Like a newborn, taking your first breath of fresh air." <br/> Oddly I often still feel like it; I'm scads older than you and smoked longer and was so ...
by Dionne
18 Sep 2009, 13:19
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: AGE and Stats Parade?
Replies: 86
Views: 4.5K

from youth to senior citizen

<t>Hi: I am 68 and have been free from nicotine for 9 years. I started at 15 (maybe) so that says I smoked for 44 years. Geez. <br/> Today I'm lively, happy (of course), healthy, and wise. Whether Freedom accepts it or not, they (you all) helped get me here. <br/> Encouragement when we're on a diffi...
by Dionne
18 Sep 2009, 13:09
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: I still can't believe it
Replies: 17
Views: 467

You go girl!

<t>Hi: I liked what you wrote today, it made me grin remembering my own crazy first few weeks when (after a careful check that I was alone) I'd yell "I don't smoke" then add a bunch of other not smoking quotes. Oddly enough the silliness of yelling outloud to no one but me always made me feel good. ...
by Dionne
08 Jun 2009, 03:32
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Lesley's Journal
Replies: 84
Views: 1.9K

you deserve to be smug about what you've accomplished

<t>Hi lesley: I'd like to join the others in congratulating you and welcoming you to the world of former smokers here at Freedom. <br/> As I read your story I couldn't help but think how fun & worthwhile it is to notch your head up a bit and declare to whomever will listen, "Me? I used to smoke,...
by Dionne
31 May 2009, 14:51
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Jenne's First Post
Replies: 51
Views: 1.9K

Welcome Jenne, you're in great company here

<t>Hi Jenne: <br/> I'm a long time Freedom Lover & am glad I signed on today to read your good post. What you're doing by joining this forum is so important to not only your recovery from tobacco addiction, but also that it teaches you the value of putting your hand and heart to others in a time...
by Dionne
21 Mar 2009, 14:59
Forum: Dependency
Topic: The Law of Addiction
Replies: 28
Views: 197.4K

you're writing the truth Tony

<t>Good early morn Tony: you wrote a wonderful letter, it was good to read even being the believer I am. <br/> I'm also into a long time quit and wouldn't consider the ridiculous notion of putting burning material to my mouth or any addictive chemical into my body. The thought is soooo stupid it pal...
by Dionne
21 Mar 2009, 14:59
Forum: Welcome to Freedom from Nicotine
Topic: The Law of Addiction
Replies: 27
Views: 101.3K

you're writing the truth Tony

<t>Good early morn Tony: you wrote a wonderful letter, it was good to read even being the believer I am. <br/> I'm also into a long time quit and wouldn't consider the ridiculous notion of putting burning material to my mouth or any addictive chemical into my body. The thought is soooo stupid it pal...
by Dionne
21 Mar 2009, 14:50
Forum: Encouragement/Support
Topic: *Freedom's Fabulous Forty year plus fighters
Replies: 146
Views: 20.3K

Freedoms Fabulous 40 year plus winners!

<t>Ah Linda; I was just crusing this early morn, wondering if there were some special ones to answer etc. when I found this thread from you from 'way back then'. Isn't it the truth what you wrote; the life & the freedom we gain while losing such fearsome addiction. We do indeed walk taller as we...
by Dionne
21 Mar 2009, 03:48
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 5 Years of Freedom!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 861

I'll join the others to congratulate you!

<t>Hi Jason: what a wonderful letter you wrote for your 5th year celebration! The sincerety and honesty struck me as it seemed as if it was a lot of our songs. I've been free over 8 years now so know how humbling wwith gratitude it is to feel the success of the quit. It struck me that if someone had...
by Dionne
17 Feb 2009, 16:52
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My journey
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Free from inhaling noxious chemical wastes

<t>Hi Liz: I join the others in welcoming you here with huge congrats on your courageous quit! Isn't is something to realize you are no longer a smoker? It's truly the biggest gift there is when we give ourselves the gift of life, a healthy life of breathing fresh pure air with no toxins and poisons...
by Dionne
14 Feb 2009, 22:14
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Free at Last! Free at Last
Replies: 43
Views: 1.4K

Hi dee ho 'healthy Brian'

<r>Hi Brian; I'd like to join the others in welcoming you to our site for former tobacco users. <br/> I liked reading your thread today and laughed when I read Marty's list including:.. "You can go to your doctor for a checkup without feeling ashamed". Once when I wanted to impress the doctor after ...
by Dionne
08 Feb 2009, 21:13
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: my journey!
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Congrats Will on taking charge of your life

<t>Hi ya Wills! I'd like to join my voice with the others in welcoming you to our home and site. "In the beginning" it seemed to me to be more important than my true home as this was where my support came from. <br/> The word support doesn't nearly seem adequate to describe what we all are to one an...
by Dionne
03 Feb 2009, 17:20
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Momma didn't raise no Quitter"
Replies: 71
Views: 2.2K

You're on a roll Mick!

<t>Hi Micky: I wanted to join my voice with the others in saluting your wonderful quit! I was captivated by a line you wrote: "I am my own best friend and worst enemy all rolled up into one... " it made me pause while I though of how we all are about ourselves in the world. Thank God we evolve and c...
by Dionne
03 Feb 2009, 17:07
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: My first real post
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Congrats Liz on your courage and good health

<t>Hi Dear Quit Sis: <br/> We all recall our first month anniversary and the incredible feeling of freedom , welcome to this part of your adult that is not controlled by an addiciton. Like too many of us, you've only known smoking for your entire adult years, isn't that something? Sad really to have...
by Dionne
02 Feb 2009, 01:25
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Top 10 Reasons to get excited about your quit!
Replies: 6
Views: 1.2K

Golden Wendy, quite a writer too!

<t>Wendy, I'm so glad I read more letter before signing off today; your list was wonderful, just terrific thinking and writing on your part. thanks for taking the time and congrats too on your wonderful first year anniversary. <br/> <br/> You're a golden freedom woman! <br/> <br/> Yours, Dionne free...
by Dionne
02 Feb 2009, 01:15
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: First month
Replies: 4
Views: 210

your courage matches your success Dylan

<t>Hi dee ho Dear Quit Brother! a whole month huh? Isn't that enough to make you so full of pride when you realize what you've done for yourself? <br/> Nothing builds character and confidence like having the courage to do in the face of fear, what we all at one time were so afraid to do. I used to t...
by Dionne
28 Jan 2009, 21:00
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 6 Months Today
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Six months is a wonderful exciting anniversary Janice

<t>Hi Dear Quit Sis! Your letter made me grin, recalling my own enthusiastic anniversary. Isn't it so wonderful to be so free from our crippling addictions? I've been free for over 8 years and the sweetness of the quit is still as powerful today as back then; I don't expect we ever quite get over th...
by Dionne
28 Jan 2009, 02:51
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: The Welcome to Freedom's New Home Parade!
Replies: 176
Views: 16.6K

Gee I think I've made it.

<r>Hi once again: thanks to Suzie Ryan (Manager) I can add my name here with the rest of our Freedom Family from Whyquit. <br/> <br/> Your Freedom loving Golden Oldie Dionne, since Oct. 2000. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <I><s>[i]</s><FONT font="COMIC SANS MS"><s>[font=COMIC SANS MS]</s>You are quite wel...