Monday, October 09, 2006

Still changing everything


todAAy i AAm
grAAteful
&
thAAnkful

that Mom's new dental bridge has caused her no problems and she's very pleased with the process

that I attended an early Sunday morning GSR/District breakfast, followed by the annual SETA (Southeast Texas Area) meeting

that today is my last day of smoking 3 packs of cigarettes per day, which I have done for the past 36 years

that when I go to sleep tonight, I will consider myself a non-smoker

that I got to hear a respected lawyer (?) tell her story of alcohol and drug abuse and how she is now recovering

for a nice couple of hours Sunday afternoon at Starbucks with friends

that I no longer feel a need to attend hugely populated festivals; there were 2 big ones here this weekend in the bright sunshine. In years past, I would have been there drinking all I could get away with.

that Designer Girl celebrates her first 30 days sober today!
Drop by and give her a (((Big Hug))).

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

18 comments:

Trudging said...

All good stuff and I love the E.R. quote

Matt said...

I'm corn-fused. Are you quitting today or is today your last day you plan on smoking? Either way, good luck! It's not as hard as it sounds.

Mary Christine said...

Best Wishes to you as you begin a whole new way of life - without slavery to cigarettes! I will keep you in my prayers.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Good luck with the smoking thing my friend. Kudos to you. I just can't do it yet.
I see you,
JJ

Scott W said...

It's a beautiful day to begin your life as a non-smoker. I was surprised when I came in to AA and got to know a lot of ex-smokers, just how many had quit.

Designer Girl said...

Aaawwww, (((((dAAve)))))! Hugs right back atcha, my friend! I'm SO glad you've decided to quit smoking. You CAN do it, and you WILL do it, I know. I love you!!! :)

(((JJ))), you'll do it when it's the right time for you, and you'll know when it's right.

Sober Chick said...

That is wonderful news about your mom. Hope she is feeling comfortable.

Most courage and strength (big boxing gloves) to you . . . 3 packs, does this mean you are reducing the pack amount or all together? Nevertheless, good 4 U!

recoveryroad said...

I'm an unashamed fan of Starbucks. We can do a SB crawl in London...totally wired but sober!

Good list, Dave.

dAAve said...

To answer a couple of comments/questions ...

I am stopping smoking tonight before I go to bed. My last cigarette tonight will be my last cigarette. At that point, I consider myself a non-smoker. I shall not have another cigarette forever.

Scott W said...

Yikes, it scares me to use the word 'never'.

Call if you need anything.

Blue said...

Just saying hello and congrats on getting closer to taking the action of stopping (the smoking)
:)

Blue said...

Just saying hello and congrats on getting closer to taking the action of stopping (the smoking)
:)

Gwen said...

Best of luck in your non~smoking. I think it is an awesome gift to yourself. Non better other than sobriety.

;)

Scott said...

dAAve, i am soo praying for you right now. I remember whenI finally was able to shake off the addiction of smoking... I had asked God/HP for relief for so long.... I prayed for release from the obsession... just liek I did with my drinkin and druggin... it worked whenI worked the Steps on it, Good luck, keep us informed, my friend!

Shannon said...

I am really happy you are not smoking any more.. I tell this to everyone because it really helped me when I was craving really bad, I told myself, I wont feel like this forever! I repeated it many times... and I either slept... or kept my self really busy.. The other thing I prayed - I have not smoked (THANK GOD) in 2 yrs and 4 months!!! YAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOO
I have thought about it, but I didnt do it...
g

Redhead Gal said...

It can be done, dAAve, I'm living proof. I hope it will be easy for you, but even if it isn't, it will be so worth it...

Ricky!!! said...

Yes sir...congratulations on the smoking thing!

lash505 said...

Good Luck to you on the smoking I will be right behind you.