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The One Year Commitment

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I come here for support....to vent....to encourage....to listen and speak truths.

I will continue to come here for my first year, because whoever I made this pledge to originally kinda knows what he's talking about.....when people slip away from their supportive community, they often slip away from their commitment to NOPE. 

I read something the other day that made me ask myself....."Well Julie, why do you come here?"

I see, and am experiencing something very similar to recovery from other addictions that I have and have sought treatment for.

There is proven power in a community of positive support.

 

I don't come here to 'save' people......not because I don't want to save people, but because I cant save people.

As it is with any diagnoses, I can help you treat your cancer, but I cannot save you from your cancer.

I can help you treat your addiction.....but I cannot save you from your addiction.

 

But the strange thing is.....and if it weren't so amazing, it would be ridiculous,

When I help you,

I save myself

from my own addiction.

 

Im making the commitment.....Im committing to one year here.

 

(I really feel as if Im just re-committing. Ive already made a pledge to stay with a supportive non-smoking community for one year. In 12 step circles, many of us have something called a 'home group': a place where we commit ourselves to showing up as much for ourselves as for others. Ive done nothing more than change my 'home group'. My committment stands. It just stands here)

 

:)

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I agree with everything you said.

 

I re-pledge my commitment for 1 year (I too already pledged somewhere else).

 

Sorry people, you are stuck with me for a while :p

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Likewise - I'm here to support and be supported. I'll stay a year or more...

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I have never since today pledged anywhere except on a daily but today I pledge to remain here for at least my one year Anniversary to be supported and to pay it forward

 

This is my pledge

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Same here. I am here for the time being, one day at a time.

But Smokefree forever...

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I pledge to stay here for at least my 2-year anniversary and have no plans of leaving.

 

I have "quit" so many times in the past without a good support system and always relapsed. A support system is key for a successful quit. I couldn't have done it without you guys! 

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Okey Dokey Non-Smokey, I'm In.  :)

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Yes i pledge for one year,

 

but you could be sorry! 

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Bumping this.....just until Cristobal gets here and begins one :)

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be here as long as possible :D 

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I pledged a while ago ..I pledged to pay it forward and that's what I am trying to do and I will continue to do so!

 

The location changed...but not the meaning of my pledge!

 

I am committed to "pay it forward for 1 year. I am committed to sign up for support as often as I can..I am committed to help other people who want to quit for 1 year.

 

I will be around for a while :-)

 

This has been the meaning of my pledge then...and now!

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But the strange thing is.....and if it weren't so amazing, it would be ridiculous,

When I help you,

I save myself

from my own addiction.

 

Soberjulie, exactly!  Most of the time, we don't even know we're helping ourselves when we're helping others... this was an awesome post!

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I never pledged to stay a year before, but I am more than happy on this Quit Train to pledge however long it takes, even to just help one person reach their quit, so for the foreseeable future I am committed to being here (OMG what did I just agree to LOL) for a year and more xx

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Im still here......I am absent a lot. But I am here :)  I havent totally flaked out on my commitment  :P

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Who are you?

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Still here and how's my brother?

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Hi Julie,

 

I like how you made the home group connection. I would never miss my home group so I will not miss a day here.

 

Thanks!

 

Michelle

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Bumping for our newer members.  

 

Please do this.  I can vouch for its effectiveness. 

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