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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Q - Sunday's Alphabet Prompt

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Suggested prompt...
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Q for Quitting a bad habit.
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I quit feeling like I'm nothing at all. My words are meaningful. I quit being made to feel like a chore, and peice of work, extra baggage. I quit caring what other people will say about me when I walk away. I quit being empty. I want inspiration and a purpose. I am done being so easily influenced. I quit waking up for someone who isnt worth it. I quit living in spite of anyone. I quit keeping my thoughts to myself. I quit being torn down by other people. I quit being so naive. But I will always hang on to this hope.

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9 comments:

Marc said...

Quitting is such a simple thing,
For what is this to which I cling?
A promise which is never kept,
White lies under the carpet swept.

These cravings are but empty ghosts;
Dark shadows children fear the most.
But I am a grown man today,
From this habit I'll walk away.

I'm tired of these dirty looks,
These strangers who think I'm a crook,
I don't like the way I must sneak;
So I'm quitting... starting next week.

Simply Heather said...

Winner's never quit and quitter's never win? That's a crazy statment.

For every quitter wins and every winner quits, when life, love and good health find reason.

Scriptor Senex said...

Damn. I was doing so well until that photo reminded me.
Excuse me - just off for a cigarette break...

septembermom said...

Thoughts of a veteran smoker...

I hear the mantra in the back of my head. Quit to live. Quit to live. Why can't I free myself of this strangle hold on my breath? I choke. I gasp. I repeat again to myself. Quit to live. Quit to live. As I wait for his return, please pray that the doctor has a smile on his face. I should have quit years ago.

dani said...

Someone once told me
To quit a bad habit
Put a coin in a jar
Every time you fail
When the jar is full
Spend it on a manicure

...The jar filled very quickly
And today my nails are lovely!

Anonymous said...

Quitting is easy
once you realize it is an unhealthy, bad habit rather than
an addiction, which the drug companies want you to believe.
Remember too, that it is your mind that has been poisoned.

I was chainsmoking--deeply inhaling each drag--nonfiltered Pall Mall and Camel brands, up to 4packs per day, when I quit. I just told myself that 'I've had my last cigarette,' and throw everything else away--ashtrays, lighters, the carton that you are using, the packs you carry...the task is easier. It also helps to stay away from the 'usual places and friends' where smoking is a way of life.

I never had a 'withdrawal symptom' once I had made up my mind.

Leave your bad habits and foul smell behind you. You'll be sweeter, without the poison.

Just some personal advice I hope you will read and heed. Fill your lungs with fresh air and fight air pollution for the rest of your days.

Faith said...

Every December I start to think about the next year's resolutions. What will I give up? What will I change? I don't have anything. Ever. I'm one of those people who lives life, but I never obsess over any one thing, and I don't remember ever having a habit that needed quitting. (I'm so boring.)

So every year I say that my resolution is to start smoking. I've never taken even a puff of a cigarette, but I consider starting. See, that way, the next year I will have a habit that needs to be quit!

And just like 99.9% of the world, I am awful at keeping resolutions. Still haven't picked up that first cigarette.

Oh well ..... There's always next year.

Dan Felstead said...

This has been and still remains the bain of my existence. I like to think of myself as a person who is somewhat in control but I am an addict...still have not found a way to break the habit...it is killing me and I still can't quit...Damn the cigarette companies and their ruthless greed.

Dan

For blue skies. said...

I quit feeling like I'm nothing at all. My words are meaningful. I quit being made to feel like a chore, and peice of work, extra baggage. I quit caring what other people will say about me when I walk away. I quit being empty. I want inspiration and a purpose. I am done being so easily influenced. I quit waking up for someone who isnt worth it. I quit living in spite of anyone. I quit keeping my thoughts to myself. I quit being torn down by other people. I quit being so naive. But I will always hang on to this hope.