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Just hang in there. We all have good and bad days.......we will get there.
Yeah, day 4 now and really feeling like a better person. I was carrying a lot of shame and guilt around not being able to stop and I just feel so much better being able to control myself.
Hey chloe I just bought the book. Its only 99 cents on kindle for anybody else interested Im excited to get started. The art and power of acceptance. We have a prayer in AA called the acceptance prayer. Acceptance and living life in lifes terms has been huge in my recovery from alcohol so im excited to read this book ?
This is the prayer
And acceptance is the answer to all my
problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some
person, place, thing or situation - some fact of my life - unacceptable
to me. I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or
situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until
I could accept my alcoholism , I could not stay sober; unless I accept
life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to
concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as
on what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes.
I can easily apply it to my nicotine addiction as well... ie. .until i could accept my addiction to nicotine I could not quit smoking..
Glammy, thank you for this post. I can relate to this on so many levels. I also had to accept that I am an addict in order to get well. And you are so right that God does not make mistakes but He certainly can take our mistakes and work it for good.
I forgot about this app. Dont know if the link will show up but you put the date and time you quit and other info. Then it keeps track of your time down to the second money saved health benefits life time saved etc. Its pretty great. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.despdev.quitsmoking
Good morning everyone happy smoke free saturday. Its quite in here. Did our forum get moved when Feb. Started?
I think we’re still here. Good day Glammy!