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What was the fuel that allowed all these folks to move beyond where you are now? Were they all stronger than you, have more will-power or did they simply hold their dreams close, remain honest about what it's really like living the addict's life, put tomorrow aside and instead focus on achieving full and complete victory over today, while living one simple rule - no nicotine, not a puff!
It may at times feel like your rose bud has stopped blooming but with each passing nicotine-free second you move one second further from thinking about and planning to smoke nicotine throughout your entire day, cigarette after cigarette, day after day, pack after pack, year after year, and one second closer to that inner calmness you once knew, where thoughts of smoking arose only because someone else's smoking problem was met by your senses.
Someday soon you'll cherish your freedom so much that you may return here often not to try and forget or adjust but to try and remember the horrors of smoking and the challenges you faced. This is an amazing journey and regardless of whether or not the next few minutes are the easiest yet or, in the end, prove to have been the most challenging of this entire temporary journey of adjustment, they will be 100% doable!
Breathe deep, hug hard, live long! John