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|From: ARocky0||Sent: 2/1/2007 2:58 PM|
|It's the first of February and I saw, under Advice for Newbies, something about "What do you love most about your new life?" I immediately thought "I can." |
Now I can breathe deep without coughing. I'm not chained to my purse. Chained to a pack. A lighter. I can go anywhere and swing my arms free. Not bound to anything except my daughter's hand. I don't stick her in a corner and say stay there as I disappear in a bank of grey smoke and guilt.
Now I can listen because I'm not bothered by a nagging inner voice calling for a fix. I can complete because I can focus. I'm learning, daily, what more I can do. I can learn. That's probably the best feeling of all. That I'm 50 and realizing life is opening up all over again. I love this. Who knew that quitting smoking, getting off nicotine, would lead to such gifts.