Love and kindness

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin.
– Grace Hansen

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.
– Janis Joplin, 1943 – 1970

If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
– Maya Angelou

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
– Pearl Bailey, 1918 – 1990

People sometimes get crazier as they get older. I can just be weird whenever I want, and there’s the freedom of not caring what people think.
– Candice Bergen

The only thing to do is to hug one’s friends tight and do one’s job.
– Edith Wharton, 1862 – 1937

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.
– Mother Teresa, 1910 – 1997

Luck and Love, Sally!

One of my smart and beautiful nieces is quitting smoking today.  Hard stuff!  She’s had a rough time on and off and smoking is probably a comforting little crutch.  I can identify.  I smoked like a chimney for 15 years.

But she’s quitting!  More power to her!

Sally, if you read this, know that you CAN do it.  It’s hard but it gets easier as time passes.  And you’ll be so happy when you don’t have to work your life around when you can have a damned cigarette.  I was, anyway.  I sent you a letter with all this in it but maybe if you see this tonight it will help!

I used nicotene gum and ate really massive amounts of popcorn when I quit, so I’d have something to do with my hands and mouth.   It worked. You can do it!

Was that enough rah-rah for you?

Seriously, quitting is a bitch, especially for women, but just tell yourself, outloud, that you are Choosing To Quit Smoking.  This empowers you subconsciously and reinforces your decision in a positive way.  It doesn’t matter if other people hear you or not.  Fuck ’em, you’re doing something important for yourself.