WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!! “I”… MUST BE JOKING, right??? A “series” of posts regarding… “SMOKING”??? Ouch!!! Touchy subject. huh??? Well no, I am NOT joking, folks. Therefore… “I” MUST BE “CRAZY”!!! 😉
Hhhmmm… well, Well, WELL… “SMOKING”. Where “DO” we wanna go with “THIS” idea??? DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… Come along, folks. IT’S ANOTHER “MIND” TRIP… to JILL’S WORLD!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
Now, “I”… have been a “SMOKER,” folks. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!!! Yep, I was a “HEAVY” smoker from 18-30 years of age. “I”… am now a “NON-SMOKER”!!! 2015 will mark my 20th year as such!!! DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WHO-WHOOOOOO!!!
Quitting was NOT easy!!! I just happened to fall in love with an amazing man… who WAS NOT a smoker!!! I was the only one who smoked among our “FRIENDS” in Daytona Beach, FL. Oh, those wonderful “MEMORIES” of an amazing, yet “TROUBLESOME” year in Daytona Beach, FL!!! 1993… “THE BEST YEAR OF MY SINGLE LIFE”!!!
I cared an awful lot about Chris. He NEVER complained about my smoking. I simply “WANTED” to quit for him. HA!!! “WANTING” to quit??? Was so much easier than actually “QUITTING”!!! DOUBLE HA, HA!!! AND AGAIN… DOUBLE HA, HA!!!
Boy, I sure bit off a few heads in my feeble attempts at quitting back in the mid-90’s!!! “THAT”… was NOT a “FUN” time!!! I had major “ISSUES” back then. Remember…I was JUST beginning this, so-called, “JOURNEY… TO FIND MYSELF”. That “ANGER” was ALWAYS boiling… just beneath the surface… simply seeking an excuse to be released. Hhhmmm… “THIS” notion… AGAIN… that perhaps “inner turmoil” is released by folks, subconsciously, in the form of “ANGER” about something which is completely unrelated to the specific complaint… DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… Ya still with me??? Let’s keep moving…
I “failed” a few times with attempts to quit… ON MY OWN. I also “failed” with two attempts of hypnosis. I FELT HORRIBLE… WITH EACH FAILURE!!! It was, however, those “failed” attempts that brought me to my knees. A LAST-DITCH effort (PLEA) for God to help me quit. I begged and pleded as I smoked that last cigarette at an Avante Nursing Facility in Jacksonville, FL prior to leaving work for a flight to visit Chris and his family in New Hampshire. WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! And “THAT” cigarette was my LAST cigarette… EVER!!! Thank-you, Jesus!!! Amen.
I have been on both sides, folks. SMOKER/NON-SMOKER. Now, let us examine a few of the issues, TOGETHER, involved with this “HOT” topic, shall we??? The areas addressed will be: RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, “THE NON-SMOKING ZONE,” and THE CONCLUSION. Hhhmmm… ALOT will be thrown together for that “CONCLUSION,” I’m sure!!! “THIS”… is gonna be “FUN”!!! Check back for upcoming posts… 😉
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY day!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People.
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.