Tuesday, October 10, 2006

these first hours ...

Halloween
Dog
Costume


todAAy i AAm
grAAteful
&
thAAnkful

for a fine meeting on Step 6 yesterday and the theory that I've adopted that most people with some sober time who relapse, do so because of not practicing Step 6

that today (10-10-06) is my first day as a non-smoker (since I was 16 years old in 1970). I have smoked approximately 700,000 cigarettes since then.

that I'm getting a professional massage this morning as a gift to myself to help release the nicotine toxins from my body

that I have been using Steps 1 - 7 in earnest to help me stop smoking

for the changing weather; we need some rain

that I don't have to be responsible for making world decisions

You should not suffer the past. You should be able to wear it like a loose garment, take it off and let it drop.
-Eva Jessye

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay -- no smoking for a day, that's awesome! You can do this, Daave :)

(That's a scary dog costume, by the way!)

Mary Christine said...

Yay! Daave! The Non-Smoker! You Rock! Glad you are getting a massage. Please be gentle with yourself. What an amazing time of self-discovery is ahead of you!

Mary Christine said...

Oh, and I was trying to figure out what kind of scary creature that was. Glad you told us it was a dog, I don't know if I would have ever known. Creeeeepy.

Scott W said...

See, that's why I prefer kaftans!

You've done the inside works on becoming a non-smoker, today starts the action part. Last night at the hospital I wanted a cigarette, that is the first thought like that in months. Amazing.

Trudging said...

I had a friend named Fred who died a few years ago with 30 some years of sober time. He always said that the vast majority of time he was jammed up it was because of 6 or 7. It is often true of me as well.

Trudging said...

p.s. I think you will really like being a non smoker. Well not at first but, eventually it pays off BIG

dbv said...

good luck dave...

Lex-Sunshine said...

Congrats on becoming a Non-smoker! That's awesome!!!

craftylady said...

Well done I always had faith that you would quit one day.

Sober Chick said...

Oh I luv Pugs! Clever get up there.

How is the new air around you?

Carly said...

Happy 1st day as a non-smoker! Oct 10 is a fine day for a birthday (it's my belly button birthday and I'm getting a massage too). Love to you!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

You so rock! I'm so proud of you for trying to quit smoking. That dog is scary!
I see you,
JJ

Tab said...

OMG @ Dog costume!!!! LOL >>Love it.

Hope you have a great message.
Book one for everyday for the next week or two..lol!LUcky you to still be alive after smoking bearly a million cigarettes.
All the best to you my friend..
the gift of breathing in one we simply cannot buy...take it one day at a time.You have my full support:)

I love everything you share here Daave..thanks for being you!!!

Shannon said...

wooohooooo one whole day daave, keep it going ... :)
hope you loved your massage and it gave you the effect you desired... and you are right about step 6!

Ricky!!! said...

You can add me to those people that relapse for not doing a 6th step.
Good to see you at the meeting functioning :)

Diego said...

Its a one day at a time deal.....Best wishes.....

Mary Christine said...

Still thinking about you and sending my prayers for this important day in your life.

Anonymous said...

Wow! YOU CAN DO IT!

Sober @ Sundown said...

Love the dog costumes.

Congratulations with quitting smoking. Remember, One Day at a Time. You can stay of cigs.

piglet said...

Good luck to you on the non-smoker thing! And great idea to try and remove the toxins in your body. Your cells hold memory, which lends itself to continuing the habit. If you can dose up on some fresh fruits and veggies (all colors) it will re-wire your cells memory.