29 Nov 2017
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Hey decided, thanks for sharing the memory you had of times smoking with your grandmother. I have awesome memories of smoking with my Mom and Dad while we had good talks about life and such. Also with other family members, because most of us (11 out of 13) smoked.
But I want to be clear here. The awesome stuff was the good talks and times with my family, not the smoking. It just so happened that we were all smokers at the time, so we associate smoking with good times. But that is so wrong. We could have had the same experiences without smoking. And we would have been better off. My family has been riddled with cancer, and we have lost family members as a direct result of their smoking.
Sarah is so right, smoking has been so woven into our lives it is incredible. We have to get with the times and change our way of thinking about things. And good for us, we are doing it! It IS possible to quit, even after a lifetime of smoking. I am living proof of that. I smoked for 43 years and I quit 14 months ago. And I still say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.
So keep going, decided. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and hang on through the tough times. Because you are worth it. And you can be a shining example to others of what we can accomplish when we put our minds to it. We are strong, we are fighters, and WE WILL WIN THIS BATTLE!!!