I must thank all those who are praying for my me and my mom as we struggle to quit smoking. She's doing great! Although the better she feels, the more the temptation to smoke hits her. Keep praying! 5 weeks and counting. I, on the other hand, am not having such an easy time of it. Yesterday I was bombarded with excuses.
a) I'll gain weight (that's a HUGE one, since I have recently shed 10 years of over indulgence)
b) My smoke breaks are MY time..my quiet, sit on the porch and enjoy creation time, my peace of mind time.
c) It's too hard!
Then, at Adoration last night, I asked Our Lord, how do You see me..I'm not sure I really wanted to know that. Then comes the answer to my excuses this morning.
a) Don't be a glutton! Exercise.
b) Turn your selfish desires for "your" quiet time into My time
c) Nothing is impossible with Me, ask for help.
So. I'm running out of excuses and smokes. The day is fast approaching. Keep praying! Ol' Screwtape is a nasty fellow, who likes to visit me disguised as a cigarette.