Thursday, January 8, 2009

Today: two of my special anniversaries

Double rainbow seen from back yard the other day.
In celebration of my double anniversary.
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Today is a life-changing day. It marks two important anniversaries in my life:

1. The 4th anniversary of my first ever blog post.

2. The 8th year anniversary of that miraculous and unexpected moment when I woke up and knew deep within myself that I would never smoke again.

This post goes into more detail about how the two above-listed items came about.

I'm glad I started blogging. It has brought many joys - in the form of inspiration, moments and new people to my life (those I may not have met otherwise). And I am ultimately glad that I no longer smoke. It is to the top (if not at the top) of the list of "best things done in my life". When I look back at myself smoking, I feel like I'm looking at a whole other person. So many things have fallen away since then ... and new, healthier aspects continue to be added daily.

To those who have made the resolution to quit smoking (or quit anything that they want to give up) for the new year, I support you fully. May you also receive 'a miracle' ... whether it is the miracle of strength, miracle of determination, miracle of realisation, miracle of the desire to be healthy and clean, miracle of it 'just happening' (as it did in my case) ...

Whatever miracle is required to enable you to 'kick the habit', may you experience it in the perfect way and timing for YOU. And may you thereafter find interesting, enjoyable and healthy ways of loving yourself and filling the 'space' left by that which you no longer want in your life.

5 comments:

S said...

I dont know how you manage to keep up blogging every day. I gave up ages ago.

Sarah-Ji said...

Happy double anniversary! How perfect that you saw a double rainbow. Someone must be celebrating with you!

Elspeth said...

That's great, Sarah-Ji. I didn't think of it that way.

Lynn said...

Congratulations for stopping smoking! I agree that was a very smart move on your part and I hope it was as easy as you make it sound.

Happy double anniversary!!!!
I'm glad I met you on your blog!!!
Or was it on Kelly's blog?
Or mine?
No matter, just very glad we have met and Jasper and Henry V are friends too. Now that is some double rainbow right there!

Wuzdescene said...

Aye .... good goin Elspeth .... congrats!