Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Looking @ Life

Last Saturday, I went to an Astros baseball game. I took this picture from my seat.

It was the first time at any baseball game since 1971 (age 17) that I didn't smoke a cigarette. That would total at least 2000 games. It was like seeing baseball through a new pair of glasses (I just had to say that!).

Today marks 6 months since I became a non-smoker after 36 years of smoking 3 packs/day. It's been very easy. Thanks again to Allen Carr, who wrote "The Easy Way To Stop Smoking."

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for some good AA sharing regarding fear; I think fear is the basis of almost all of man's actions and thoughts; probably some women too

that I have managed to reduce my incidents of isolating by as much as 90% since I began therapy with a professional

that I attended a 40th birthday party of a wonderful friend

that Scott W experiences the same feelings that I do in some social situations

that there are many parts of my personality that will never change no matter how much I may want them to and I am OK with that

for my daily conversations with Hayden in Trinidad

that TNT knows drama

God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them. -Aughey


Syd said...

Fear is a big one for me. Sounds like going to the ball game was a good time. Congratulations on kicking the smoking habit. That took a lot of willpower.

Mary Christine said...

6 months without a ciggie butt!?!?! That is fabulous! Congratulations!

lushgurl said...

6 months w/o smoking...WAY TO GO!!!
I'm with you on the fear thing dAAve, I think it doesn't recognize sex either, something like alcoholism maybe!

Hey, Thomas...HIT IT HERE!

dbv said...

have you been to quitnet.com... it tells you how many cigarettes you haven't smoked and how much time you're adding to your life and how much $$ you're saving... i love those stats...

Scott W said...

David S and I were talking about that uncomfortableness in party situations. I have never been one to enjoy those environs, even when I was drunk. Plus those petit fours were driving me crazy because I wanted to eat THEM ALL!

19 months for me as a non-smoker.

Zane-nawwaa said...

So you were really singing "Take me out to the Ball Game" to yourself. Nice. We should all be kind to ourselves. Congrat on your 6 mo of non-smoking. I never really smoked - maybe a carton a year. I can kind of equate that to the person that leaves half a drink. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

congrats to both you and Scott on the milestones in non-smoking! :)

At least you got to go to opening day, the Indians had to go out of state just to play!

Anonymous said...

wow. 6 months after so many years of deliberately inhaling smoke?

nice work

Scott said...

yay dAAve! happy 6mos smoke free!!

Shannon said...

for some good AA sharing regarding fear; I think fear is the basis of almost all of man's actions and thoughts; probably some women too
- I am afraid you are right

and YAY 6 months no smokin... SMOKIN

Piglet said...

awesome dave! 6 months is awesome. i'm going to check out that website you linked to.

Sober @ Sundown said...

It's been six months already? Wow!

Congratulations, dAAve.

lash505 said...

you the smoke free man..awesome

Lee said...

Congrats on the non-smoking!