Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tastes like Texas, Feels like home
It seems like time is going in slow motion. I had my last cigarette before midnight Monday and since then, everything has slowed down. Anyone else had this experience when stopping smoking?
It's on my brain that I have made such huge changes in my life, especially recently. Of course, it was 3 years ago that I stopped pouring booze down my throat. But in the last few weeks it seems to be getting more intense. (that reminds me of a joke, but I will let it go) I've gone to New York City (twice) with different friends. Hayden came to visit and we have ended up together again. Now, I've stopped smoking after 36 years.
What's next? Please don't tell me I will start liking ... brocolli.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I have no secrets left to tell
day #1 as a Nonsmoker was surprisingly easy and comfortable although I found it difficult to put coherent thoughts together (that's nothing new)
that I've only thought about having a cigarette a few times and when I do, I remind myself that I'm a non-smoker, so why would I have a cigarette? Thanks, Scott!
that just being sober gives me so many choices I didn't have most of my life
that being in recovery gives me the ability to make some correct choices
that our AA District 20 sponsors "Surviving the Holidays" -- a seminar about making it through all the office parties and family get-togethers -- sober
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.