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On 4/5/2014 at 4:03 PM, Jonny5 said:

This is a tried and tested idea I had a while back.

 

take a moment to write yourself a response to your own SOS.

 

no one knows you like you know yourself, and if you do post an SOS we can show you your own words, something that you will really listen to.

 

do it now while you are strong, as we know that when we are weak we can struggle to fight and to find the fight within ourselves.

 

I'll get this started..

 

Jonny, what ever is going on that has thrown you into this confusion, please stop and reflect on your achievements and restore that belief in yourself.

 

You know that you are free and that you have always sought and fought for that freedom, and that your freedom or imprisonment are simply states of mind that you control.

 

This is another good idea for a successful quit.

It reminds you of why you quit

and helps all of us responding to an SOS.

 

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Dear Michelle,

I love you. Please don't. Please. You don't want to die from a smoking related disease. You want to see Jessica and Alex's kids, your grandkids, if they have them. Imagine telling them and Chris and Lori that you are dying. And knowing it was your own fault. You think about that all the time, even as you're smoking or vaping. Its normalized in recovery but foreign and detested in your family. Side with your family, those who have had your back your whole life. You're so unhealthy right now but you have the power to make it better.

 

"Yesterday you said 'today'..."

 

I love you,

Michelle

Edited by MichelleDoesntSmokeAnymore
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HK - remember life is full of ups and downs and even sideways move. You've been down this road too many times to know that smoking is not going to solve the problem but only create new ones - remember that you are always one puff away from a pack a day and setting yourself up for failure for even thinking about it. Breathe deep - take a walk - carry your balloons high and this too shall pass!! Hang in there girl!! You've got this. - and btw buy yourself a better laptop with all the $$ you're going to save!! You're welcome!

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Dear No Nic,

 

So you're sitting here planning to buy a pack when you go out to the store this morning with Joni. You have such a baby quit. You're only on day 2 so its  normal to have cravings but you KNOW that smoking is not the answer to anything. It will give you nothing but a new quit date. Remember all the times in your life that you've tried to smoke "Just One"? Where did it get you each and every time? To buying a pack, then another, then another. You can't have "Just One". You never have. When you go to the store this morning, and come home still a successful nonsmoker, you'll feel SOOOO victorious. You'll feel like a nonsmoking BEASTESS. You can do this. You can. Please, please don't smoke.

 

Buy sugar free gum and candy and some little coffee stirrer straw things to "smoke" instead. Buy treats, not cigs!!

 

I love you.

 

Chick

Edited by NoNicChick
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Well hello stoopid.

So you want to smoke again eh. You gave up in 1997 for SEVEN years and went back. You didn't need to did you? You'd mastered it and you used some dumb ass excuses for starting again. Then you quit on 22/8/19 and did really well. You'd gotten over the worst of it and now you want to cave in using some idiotic reasoning again.

While you're at it why not sniff some glue as well for an extra kick and drink a couple of litres of vodka a day to boot. 

Do you really want to lose a limb for that stuff?

 

Ok, lecture to self over. Be good to yourself and just don't do it. There's no need, it's an addiction not a pleasure. When the rush of the first cig has gone, you're just spending a fortune and making yourself ill just to feel normal. The rush won't happen again.

Don't forget what motivated you on 22/8/19 and don't forget how listless you were through lack of oxygen. Don't favour carbon monoxide over the good stuff.

Don't forget you've seen the ultimate effects of carbon monoxide many many times. Stay strong.

 

Good luck,

 

Phil (the non smoker)

 

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Christine - That cigarette will not solve whatever problem you're having now.  That cigarette is the CAUSE of problems.  It will not satisfy your craving, it is the CAUSE of your craving. 

 

Remember why you quit. Because you're always thinking about how many cigarettes you have left and when you'll need to buy some more, you waste so much stinking money on these things, your clothes stink, your hair stinks, your throat is sore, you have too much mucus, you waste precious time sitting around smoking.  Free your mind and your body from this poison. 

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