MountainWings A MountainWings Moment
#7089w Wings Over The Mountains of Life
Click Here to see the movie, “Smokeless” at CryofTheSpirit.com. Smokeless ======= The day I quit, more than 30 years ago now, I was smoking more than three packs per day. I was on the job when I felt a sharp pain deep in my chest. That was my wakeup call I guess, or perhaps my MountainWings Moment regarding smoking. I knew the time had come to quit. I threw away my cigs and never picked them up again. Here are the steps I took: First, God was the only one I told and I prayed often for strength. Had I told any family or friends they would have been asking me how it was going on a daily basis. I did not want that constant reminder. Second, whenever the need for a cigarette became so strong I was in danger of giving in, I would make some kind of change in my physical circumstances. I would move about the room; I would stop one job and start another; anything to distract myself from the urge to smoke. Third, I no longer took breaks with the smokers and tried not to be near anyone while they were smoking. I guess it could be summed up by saying all it took was a change in behavior. In two weeks I was free. My wife did not notice until she began to wonder why the ashtrays were always clean. My coworkers did not discover I had quit until long after it was a done deal. It's been so long now that the very thought of smoking is repugnant. You can do it. ~A MountainWings Original by Marion Wike, North Fort Myers, Fl.~ Inspired from MountainWings issue "The Courage to Fight"
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