Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Hopeful New Year

Today is Smoke-free Day 198, and I awoke to a brand spanking new year as a non-smoker (who used to smoke, took Chantix, cooperated with it, and now I don't smoke). I can't think of a better way to start a new year that I pray will be filled with lots of fulfilled hopes and plenty o' happy. Like lots of others, there are so very many things I do not share on my blog that go on in my day to day life, and it's probably more than enough just to say that I wasn't sad at all to see the end of 2007. I see very possible exciting and scary changes already on the horizon for 2008, and I look forward to seeing what happens even if change is rightfully often a scary thing. Oh Eight could really be a hell of a year. As always, some of the next year of my life will be up to me, some will just be in spite of me, but as long as I stay resolved not to smoke no matter what good, bad or other the new year may bring, I'll be doing better than I did headed into 2007 as a smoker who dreaded quitting because now I'm just a non-smoker (who used to smoke) maintaining the smoke-free nest I've already made.

Wishing everyone else a hopeful, healthful and sincerely happy brand new year, too.


  1. Congratulations on another day without smoking Maggie.
    I hope 2008 is the best year of your life!!

  2. Cheers to that! Now if only the other people who live with me in Illinois had quit well before the state wide smoking ban went into effect today. I predict a lot of cranky people.

  3. Thank you, MamaFlo, I'm hoping so, too for me and for you, too!

    Yikes, Lynda, you quit at an excellent time, I think :)


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