My HOF was reached right before Christmas and as I reflect on the last 100 days and prepare my heart for the joyous, miraculous birth of our Savior, I can’t help but think of the gifts afforded to me to make this possible. The gifts of the Son of God, open mind to see my addiction, and what it can destroy and the brotherhood and knowledge of KTC have all led me to be sitting here Nic free for 107 days.
September 8, 2015 was a normal day. Chewed 2.5 cans of Copenhagen Straight even though it wasn’t filling the needs anymore. I could bump up to 3 cans and feel a little better, but then my mouth would start fighting back and I would have to back off(1-2 cans/day) for a little while. My life was miserable. I would come up with all sorts of excuses to not be around people who I didn’t chew in front of. I had pushed around the idea of quitting but had tried before and didn’t want another failure. I wasn’t living a life of freedom but was living as a slave.
September 9, 2015 was the day I was gifted with a clear mind. I learned a good friend Gruen had passed away after his long time fight with oral cancer, I knew I was ready to walk away from nicotine and start taking control of my addiction. The second gift in my quit was discovering KTC. I know that there is no way that I could have made it to where I am today with out the Lord’s guidance and support of this awesome community. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him – a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
If you are thinking of quitting or newly quit, get in here and immerse yourself in the three tenants of KTC: Brotherhood, Accountability, Success.
Post roll and make that promise everyday to be nicotine free and keep that promise and help the others in your group keep or make theirs. Read HOF’s and Intros. There is a wealth of knowledge that can fuel your quit, build the hatred of nicotine, and help calm the unknowns of quitting. Reach out if you need help. Use this community to help you.
To vets and more experienced quitters, keep paying it forward and sharing your quit story and information. I appreciate and can’t begin to express my thanks to those who helped me. We were all a day 1 and someone helped our foggy selves. Let’s keep this site strong for years to come.
1 year ago I would have laughed at you if you would have told me I would celebrate the next Christmas nicotine free, but here I sit and will be 108 day nicotine free on Christmas. If I can beat down this addiction you can to. PM me if I can ever help you beat yours down as well.