Today marks the 9th anniversary of the day I quit smoking. I smoked for 23 years and I kept "trying" to quit and one night I had 4 cigarettes left and when I realized it, I panicked, but I was too lazy to get my rear out to the store. So I said to myself:
"Self, if you are too lazy to get out and buy cigarettes then you are too lazy to be smoking!"
Self agreed and looked up towards God and said "God, all of these years "I" have been trying to quit smoking and "I" haven't succeeded but "YOU" will have to do it for me because "I" haven't been able to do it alone.
Guess what? I never picked up another one after those last four. And the miracle of it is I was not only addicted, I was obsessed by smoking! I smoked 2 packs a day when I quit. And experts tell you to stay away from places that will tempt you. This expert went to a bar amongst smokers the very first night, because if I was going to start again, I wanted it to be right away and not months down the road.
It was a belated birthday gift to my daughter because she would always beg me to quit. Other than having her, it was the best thing I ever did!