Ajoleblon...A Cajun Tale

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
This journal is a bunch of rants about nothing. Mostly lighthearted happenings in the life of a woman who is very simple and who wants for nothing but greatly appreciates whatever is given. You will find nothing profound here but hopefully something that will make you laugh and that's what I enjoy doing most. Being humorous. Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Smokin'

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!

11 comments:

hadonfield78 said...

Congradulations.............. that took alot of Will Power.
But you did it.
I am still fighting that demon myself.
But I am proud of you for sticking by what you believed in.........
Job Well Done.

saleenm98 said...

I'm so glad you were able to quit.  Really, you should consider it quite the accomplsihment since it is harder to break a nicotine addiction thanit is a COCAINE ADDICTION.  Congratulations!
Lacey

sangrialel said...

It was four years for me on November 15th.  Congratulations!!  I know how hard it was.  Lelly

garnett109 said...

It'll Be 9years this november for me , I smoked at age 11 and almost died from respitory distress in 1997 i was 35 at the time, 24 years of smoking left my lungs a mess! Don't mess them at all,like you I did the same went right to the bar drank like a fool and no cravings!

caesar1958 said...

Don't smoke......it'll make ya croak!!!!!.....ribbit....ribbit

queeniemart said...

I am truly proud of you. I am very anti smoking......i have lost friends over it. I also went cold turkey off of them...11/21/95. You did yourself a huge favor by stopping! XO lisa jo

siennastarr said...

I nearly did the same thing when I quit.  I smoked for about 13 years, and one morning I just decided I didn't want to smoke anymore.  So, I carried around a 1/2 pack of Marlboro lights in purse for God only knows how long, but I didn't cheat.  I smoke around 2 packs a day too!   I have been smoke free for almost 10 years now, and I am so glad.  I can't stand to be around it or smell it.  It makes me sick.  Yes, I am one of those horrible reformed smokers that people hate! lol

Love ya sista!
Jackie

swibirun said...

Hey, Friday was our 11th wedding anniversary:)  Now I will always think of you on my anniversary too:)


Chris
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gaboatman said...

Sam
Congrats to you for keeping the monkey off your back. I gave up smoking a year and two months ago.  I don't think I'll ever smoke again.  Giving cigarettes up this time was the hardest thing I've had to do.  I know if I go back to them I'll never be able to quit again.  So, I'm just not going to start again, LOL!
Sam2

luvatalaff said...

that`s a hopeful story...I`m still tryin` to quit!!!

demandnlilchit said...

I quit with my 1st pregnancy almost 21 years ago......I have never felt like an ex-smoker, Ive always felt as if I was a non-smoker...can't believe I inhaled that crap voluntarily! lol