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"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Encouragement for moehawk

moehawk has quit smoking and is detailing his ordeal on his blog. I feel for you brother. I quit ten years ago cold turkey and I still get an occaisional urge.

My Pastor has really been preaching against smoking lately. That combined with moehawk's quitting made me think about what I could do to help. So I offer this as encouragement to moehawk to keep up the good effort and do not look back. This is a cancerous lung. It's owner was a smoker and it literally killed him. Keep that in mind when you want to reach for that little white coffin nail.

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The image is courtesy of WHYQUIT.COM It is from Joel's Reinforcement Library. He also says on that page:
Ex-smokers are often tempted when watching others smoke. Spending time with a specific friend and watching them smoke may be a trigger especially if it was the most time you had spend with the friend since you quit smoking. The first time you have any new experiences, even if smoking is not part of the ritual, the thought for a cigarette will seem like a natural part of the ritual.

Another factor is when watching a person smoke, the natural tendency is for the ex-smoker to start to fantasize about how good a cigarette will be at that given moment. A more productive way to handle the situation though is to really watch the person smoke one, and then wait a few minutes as they light another and then another. Soon you will see that they are smoking in a way that you don't want to and probably in a way that they don’t want to either. But they have no choice. You do.

So hang in there moehawk buddy. Don't let a little white piece of weed filled paper control your life. And the same to all others who are trying to quit.

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